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Occupation: Clinical Associate Professor - Education Leadership
Member Since: 2011
Currently, Representative Carter is the Chairperson of the House Health Committee, and a member of the House Appropriations Committee, as well as Vice-Chairperson of the House
Appropriations Subcommittee on Education. She represents Legislative District 15, covering Desert Ridge, Norterra, Tatum Ranch, Tatum Highlands and other North Phoenix and
Cave Creek neighborhoods.
Since moving to Arizona 30 years ago, she has devoted her professional life to making Arizona a quality place to live, learn, work, retire and prosper. She moved to Arizona from Maryland to attend Arizona State University. 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 has a dual appointment at the university as Assistant Dean of Healthcare and Education Policy in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, responsible for establishing an executive fellowship in health policy.
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 and Paradise Valley Unified School District and Paradise Valley Community College. She is a member of the Pinnacle and Horizon High School site council. She has more than 20 years professional work in education.
She has a bachelor's degree in communication and a master’s degree in educational technology from Arizona State University, and a doctorate degree in education leadership from Northern Arizona University.
Married for over 20 years, Representative Carter and her husband reside in Cave Creek with their daughter, who attends a public school in the Paradise Valley Unified School District.
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