A lifelong resident of Knox County, Michele is the daughter of Jack and Irene McCrary of Fountain City. She and her husband of 32 years, Dr. Michael Carringer, have two children, Dr. Christie Carringer Lewallen and Kent Carringer, and one granddaughter, Emma Grace Lewallen.
After graduating from Central High School, Michele attended the University of Tennessee in the College of Communications, where she met and married her husband. In addition to her role as homemaker, Michele has been extremely active in community service through the years, and is currently a board member of the East TN Epilepsy Foundation, the Metropolitan Drug Commission, Sertoma Center, Halls Crossroads Women's League, The Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention Steering Committee, The Free Medical Clinic of America, and the Fort Loudon Lake Association, and she belongs to numerous business and professional organizations. She is also a member and former first vice president of The Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance and is a sustaining member of Akima Club.
From 2009 to 2010, Michele served as Knox County Commissioner Seat 7B, where she voted for no tax increases, to toughen beer and gambling laws, to clean up blighted properties, to fully fund the School budget including support for the new Carter Elementary School, and was sponsor of the Knox County Employee's Insurance Benefits Committee.
Keep taxes low and government small
Provide safety and security for our neighborhoods
Support safe and effective schools for all students
Foster responsible development
Maximize government efficiency
Support our Senior Citizens
Maintain and improve parks and greenways