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Parks Helms dies at 87

Mecklenburg County Democratic politician died Saturday
Credit: Charlotte Legder

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — According to the Charlotte Ledger, longtime Mecklenburg County democratic politician, Park Helms, died Saturday at 87. 

Helm's daughter confirmed he died of natural causes after a period of declining health. 

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Charlotte native, Helm's served for man 30 years in public office. 

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In response to Helm's passing, Governor Roy Cooper tweeted "Parks Helms was a visionary leader for Charlotte and our state and I am grateful for his service, his caring, his determination and his friendship." 

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