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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-first Legislature - First Regular Session
  Heather Carter

Heather Carter

District 15

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 303
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5503
Fax Number: (602) 417-3107

Personal Information:
Home City: Cave Creek
Occupation: Clinical Associate Professor - Education Leadership
Member Since: 2011
Representative Heather Carter is your state representative from North Phoenix, Cave Creek, and North Scottsdale.

Currently, Representative Carter is the Chairperson of the House Health Committee, and the ranking Republican member of the House Education Committee.

First elected in 2010, she has a track record of sponsoring legislation that solves many of the complex problems facing Arizona, making her one of the most effective legislators at the Capitol. As your state legislator, she has worked to streamline government, improve the economy, encourage job creation, protect the most vulnerable, reform education and healthcare, while maintaining a balanced state budget through responsible spending measures.

For her work at the Capitol, Representative Carter has won a number of prestigious awards from education groups, veteran organizations, healthcare and patient advocacy groups, including many other “Legislator of the Year” honors.

In her professional life, she is a well-respected educational leader in her community, working as a clinical associate professor at Arizona State University, preparing teachers and leaders for Arizona Schools. She also works with local school districts on educational reform issues. She was a 7th grade teacher in the Paradise Valley Unified School District and currently serves as a parent/community representative on many committees for Cave Creek Unified School District and Paradise Valley Community College.

Since moving to Arizona over 25 years ago, she has devoted her professional life to making Arizona a quality place to live, learn, work and prosper. She moved to Arizona from Maryland to attend Arizona State University, where she graduated with a degree in communication. Following graduation, she worked for KOOL-FM, the Phoenix Suns and then pharmaceutical sales. For almost 20 years, Representative Carter has worked in education, and earned a master’s degree in educational technology from ASU and a doctorate in educational leadership from NAU.

Married for 20 years, Representative Carter and her husband reside in Cave Creek with their daughter, who attends public school.


Committee Assignments
Education Member Click Here Click Here
Health Chairman Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2037 P* technical correction; malpractice claim review
  (NOW: tax credit; unified sports programs
HB2038 P* technical correction; technical registration board
HB2039 P* technical correction; food standards
HB2040 P* technical correction; child care; licensing
  (NOW: nursing care; assisted living; rehabilitation
HB2041 P* technical correction; public health
HB2042 P* technical correction; home health agencies
  (NOW: schools; pupils with diabetes
HB2043 P* technical correction; health services; fees
HB2044 P* AHCCCS; continuation
HB2045 P* AHCCCS; hospital reimbursement methodology See Vote
HB2046 P* AHCCCS; omnibus
HB2064 P* training permits; military health professionals See Vote
HB2065 P* community based residential treatment; placement
HB2066 P* definitions; archaic language; removal
HB2067 P* CPS information; medical examiner; disclosure
HB2088 P interstate compact for juveniles
HB2089 C AHCCCS; chronically ill children
HB2090 C AHCCCS; peace officers
HB2091 C AHCCCS; orthotic services; restoration
HB2136 C firefighter and EMT memorial
HB2144 C child protective services See Vote
HB2204 P law enforcement; surviving spouse; insurance
HB2217 C extraordinary educators special plates
HB2260 C certified public accountants See Vote
HB2391 P income tax exemption; veterans' pensions
HB2398 P* board of dental examiners; omnibus
HB2399 P* school districts; bonded indebtedness limitations
HB2400 P* prior authorization; prescription drugs
  (NOW: study committee; prior authorization
HB2401 P* service animal; definition
HB2402 P* indoor tanning; minors; restricted use
HB2403 P* teacher employment contracts; electronic signatures See Vote
HB2404 P* property managers; records; storage
  (NOW: building codes; energy efficiency
HB2405 P* nursing care; assisted living; investigations
HB2406 P* medical board; licensure requirements
  (NOW: licensure requirements; medical board
HB2407 P* qualified immunity; nonprofit clinics
HB2408 P* chiropractic board; membership; requirements
HB2409 P* dental hygienists; examinations See Vote
HB2421 C identifying information; peace officers; spouses
HB2426 C mobile dentistry
HB2427 C schools; unification; consolidation; initial meetings
HB2439 C income tax brackets; inflation index
HB2454 C internet providers; personal information
HB2485 P* health and safety audit privilege See Vote
HB2488 C 200-day school calendar; funding.
HB2489 C bonds; financing; student loans See Vote
HB2500 C schools; teacher evaluations; dismissals
HB2529 P* child care personnel
HB2530 P* empowerment scholarship accounts; tests; surveys
HB2543 C provisional community colleges; nonresident tuition See Vote
HB2549 P* charitable organization registration
HB2550 P* health insurance; policies; rating areas See Vote
HB2557 C schools; CPR instruction.
HB2559 C property; receipt; notification
HB2563 C teacher preparation programs; common core
HB2566 P* universities; intellectual property
HB2569 C child prostitution; sentencing
HB2578 C licensing; accountability; penalties; exceeding regulation
HB2581 C overrides; RCL; kindergarten pupils
HB2657 C transaction privilege tax changes
HCM2003 C copper mining; support
HCR2019 P* national wear red day
HCR2026 C clean elections; education funding
HCR2034 C Arizona territory; 150th anniversary
HCR2035 P recognizing Arizona caregivers
HCR2036 C Boy Scouts of America
SB1057 P AHCCCS; ambulance services; rates
SB1208 C pilot; foster care tuition waiver
SB1340 C municipal fire districts
SB1343 C girls' youth organization special plates
SB1353 C health insurance; telemedicine
SB1363 C empowerment scholarship accounts; expansion; funding
SB1374 C behavioral health examiners board
SB1384 C taxis; prearranged ground transportation service
SB1405 C adoption petitions
SB1406 C parental rights; termination; determinations
SB1407 C juvenile referrals; commitments; expenses; liability
SB1408 C fingerprint clearance cardholders; background checks
  (NOW: fingerprint clearance card; adoption
SB1411 C social media passwords; prohibition
SB1433 C optometry board
SB1434 C school technology program; appropriation
SB1435 C TPT exemptions; modular data center
  (NOW: modular data center; TPT exemptions
SB1443 C marijuana; postsecondary education; medical research
SB1444 C schools; performance funding
SB1448 C charter schools; teacher evaluations; confidentiality
SB1451 C alternative teacher development program; appropriation
SB1452 C class action lawsuits
SB1453 P witness testimony; qualified immunity
SB1463 C counties; flood control districts; rules
SB1464 C mining advisory council; membership
SB1465 C solid waste facilities; general permit
SCR1020 C Sheriff Larry Dever; death resolution
SCR1021 P death resolution; Bill Konopnicki


P* = Prime Prime Sponsor, P = Prime Sponsor, C = Co-Sponsor