Margaret Mary Carpenter
, born in Detroit, Michigan
, was a Republican
member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the fifty-second district (Madison
, and part of Jackson
counties) for one term (2001-2002). Carpenter, a resident of Waynesville, North Carolina
, defeated Haywood County Commissioner and former Hazelwood
Mayor, Mary Ann Enloe
, by a narrow margin in 2000.
Carpenter was defeated by Mars Hill Mayor Ray Rapp for the newly drawn 118th district (Haywood, Madison, and Yancey counties) in 2002.
She is the daughter-in law of former State Senator Bob Carpenter of Macon County.