John "Bam" Carney
John Mitchel Owen "Bam" Carney (September 30, 1969 – July 17, 2021) was an American politician from the state of Kentucky. He served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 2009 until his death in 2021 from complications of pancreatitis. Carney also served as the Republican house majority floor leader from 2019 to 2021. He was also an educator and high school coach, with degrees from Berea College and Eastern Kentucky University.
|Majority Leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives|
January 1, 2019 – 2021
|Preceded by||Jonathan Shell|
|Succeeded by||Steven Rudy|
|Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives|
from the 51st district
January 2009 – July 17, 2021
|Preceded by||Russ Mobley|
John Mitchel Owen Carney
September 30, 1969
Taylor County, Kentucky, U.S.
|Died||July 17, 2021 (aged 51)|
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
|Education||Berea College (BA)|
Eastern Kentucky University (MA)
- John Mitchel Owen Carney obituary
- "Kentucky Rep. John 'Bam' Carney Dies At Age 51 | WKU Public Radio". wkyufm.org. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
- "State Rep. John 'Bam' Carney dies at 51 after long illness, is remembered by colleagues and friends". NKyTribune. Retrieved 2021-07-21.