Colleagues mourn passing of Gaston Rep Bumgardner

The late Dana Bumgardner is shown in this image from the North Carolina General Assembly

RALEIGH — State Rep. Dana Bumgardner (R-Gaston) died on Saturday, Oct. 2 following a bout with cancer.

House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Kings Mountain) confirmed the news in a statement.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend and colleague, Rep. Dana Bumgardner following his battle with cancer,” Moore said.

The Gaston County Republican was in his fifth term in the N.C. House of Representatives.

“Deeply saddened by passing of my colleague & friend Dana Bumgardner. It was an honor to serve with him and I’ll always cherish our time together. He served with great distinction and passion for his community. He will be dearly missed,” House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne) said Saturday.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy; his children, Lauren and Austin; and three grandchildren.