Former State Rep. Steve McMillan (R-Gulf Shores) will be laid to rest Saturday at Gulf Shores United Methodist Church. McMillan served 42 years in the Alabama Legislature representing the people of Baldwin County.
In January, McMillan announced that he had three brain tumors. He passed away on Thursday, April 28. He was 80.
Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) expressed his condolences after learning of McMillan's death.
"Because of his experience in the House, Steve was a mentor to many members through the years and was a close friend and trusted advisor to me,” McCutcheon said. “He wasn't afraid to take unpopular stands as long as it benefited or protected the people in his district. My wife Deb and I send out heartfelt condolences to his family."
Former State Rep. Perry O Hooper Jr. (R-Montgomery) said, “I served with Steve for five terms in the Alabama House of Representatives. Republicans were in the super minority when I began my service.
“When we went into session, every day he greeted me with a good firm handshake and a smile on his face. I will miss my friend greatly. The Hooper family’s thoughts and prayers are with Gail his wife, Medical Cannabis Commission Executive Director John McMillan his twin brother, and the entire McMillan family.”
McMillan was the owner-operator of McMillan and Associates, a real estate firm in Baldwin County.
The vacant House District 95 seat will be filled in the November general election. McMillan had not qualified to run for re-election.
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