- AL Reading Service
State Rep. George Bandy, a Democrat from Opelika, died Tuesday morning. He was 72. Bandy died in a hospital in Macon, Georgia. He had been hospitalized with cardiac and pulmonary circulation issues, according to the Opelika-Auburn News.
Bandy was first elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 1994. He represented House District 83, which includes parts of Lee and Russell counties.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta. He was chairman of the Alabama Democratic Conference and president of the Lee County Alliance. He has also served as president of the Lee County Concerned Citizens, on the Lee County Commission, and president pro-tem of the Opelika City Council.
Bandy was also a member of the Lee County Voters League and the NAACP. He was a pastor at Saint James Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by two children, George Bandy, Jr. and Jennifer Mitchell.