Buddy Carter

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Buddy Carter
Buddy Carter, Official Portrait, 114th Congress.jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 1st district
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Jack Kingston
Member of the Georgia Senate
from the 1st district
In office
2009–2014
Preceded by Eric Johnson
Succeeded by Ben Watson
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
from the 159th district
In office
2005–2009
Succeeded by Ann R. Purcell
Personal details
Born Earl Leroy Carter
(1957-09-06) September 6, 1957 (age 61)
Port Wentworth, Georgia
Residence Pooler, Georgia
Alma mater Young Harris College
University of Georgia
Religion Methodist[1][2]

Earl Leroy "Buddy" Carter (born September 6, 1957) is an American politician who is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party. Previously, he was a member of the Georgia State Senate.[3] Carter was first elected as a State Senator in the 2009 general election.[4]

Early life and education

Carter graduated from Robert W. Groves High School in 1975. He earned an associate degree from Young Harris College in 1977 and a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Georgia in 1980.

Political career

Carter served on the planning and zoning commission for the city of Pooler from 1989 to 1993 and on Pooler's city council from 1994 to 1995. Carter served as Pooler's mayor from 1996 to 2004 as well. Carter was first elected to the state legislature in 2005—serving two terms in the House of Representatives from 2006 to 2010. Carter was elected to the Georgia Senate in 2009 and sworn into the upper house in 2010.[3] He sits on the Senate Appropriations, Health and Human Services, Higher Education, and Public Safety committees.[3]

In March 2014, a controversy emerged regarding S.B. 408, a bill authored by Carter that would increase reimbursement rates for pharmacies in Georgia. As he is the owner of three pharmacies which would see increased profits as a result of the proposed action, his vote was considered by many to be in violation of the ethical guidelines of the State Senate. "Obviously, it's borderline," he admitted when questioned afterwards.[5]

U.S. House of Representatives

Committee assignments

See also

References

  1. http://aopavotes.org/voter-resources/official/228474/Buddy/Carter
  2. "Ceremonial swearing-in held for Congressman-Elect Buddy Carter before heading to Washington Monday". Savannah Morning News. Retrieved 5 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Senator Buddy Carter. Senate.ga.gov. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  4. District 1 Senator Buddy Carter (R). Senate.ga.gov. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  5. http://zpolitics.com/i-team-investigates-pharmacy-bill-carried-sen-buddy-carter/

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jack Kingston
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 1st congressional district

January 3, 2015 – present
Incumbent
United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Ken Buck
R-Colorado
United States Representatives by seniority
388th
Succeeded by
Barbara Comstock
R-Virginia