Your Neighbor, Advocate, and Friend

Michael Douglas Careccia was born in Chiefland, Florida in 1992 and moved with his family to Lenoir in 2012. Despite moving to Lenoir just 10 years ago, Michael feels a deep connection to the Appalachian mountains, as much of his family is from Western North Carolina and other parts of the Appalachian region.

Michael's path has been one marked by struggles and perseverance. He understands the problems of everyday working-class folks because he is one of us. Michael has worked in various blue-collar jobs, most recently as an apprentice electrician.

Michael's first experience in public service was when he joined the Chiefland Fire Department in 2010. Since then he has also been on the front lines of worker's rights issues and has worked to help preserve our mountain communities and environment.