Doreen (Doreen) Carter (D-092)

State Representative Doreen Carter

Doreen (Doreen) Carter (D-092)
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Capitol: 404.656.0220
FAX: 404.656.5644
District: 678.964.4946
Representative
Georgia House of Representatives
Room 509-D Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
PO Box 2186
Lithonia, GA 30058
Residence:Lithonia, GA

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Bio

A native Georgian and lifelong resident of DeKalb County, Doreen Roberson Carter received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Accounting from The J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and earned a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Michael J. Coles School of Business at Kennesaw State University. She also holds a Masters (M.A.) degree in Theology from Life Christian University. In November of 2015, Doreen Carter was elected to serve as State Representative of House District 92, which includes Rockdale County and the southern-most part of DeKalb County, including a portion of the new City of Stonecrest. She is a member of the following standing committees- Code Revision, Education, Small Business Development and Special Rules. Additionally, Carter was elected by her peers to serve as treasurer of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. Representative Carter has embraced her role in the Georgia General Assembly, and executed several initiatives as a new legislator. Specifically, she introduced legislation to address blight, which affects neighborhoods throughout Georgia. In addition, Carter co-sponsored a bill to train service providers on how to detect and assist victims of domestic violence. She also established an annual event designed to educate, inform and enhance awareness of women's heart disease, which is held during the month of February in conjunction with the national "Go Red For Women" campaign. Carter's hard work and dedication has been recognized by her colleagues, as she is the recipient of the 2016 Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Freshman Legislator of the Year Award. Doreen Carter is no stranger to politics. In 2014, she won the Democratic nomination for Georgia's Secretary of State, and received over one million votes in the general election. Additionally, Carter was elected to Lithonia City Council in 2007 and served four years. During her tenure, she led fiscal reform efforts, which positioned the city for positive economic growth. Often referred to as "Chief Community Officer" Representative Carter is known for her unwavering support of the East Metro area, and identifying opportunities to improve the lives of residents and businesses in the district. She is an effective leader who advocates for vibrant communities, and has a strong interest in education, public safety and economic development. Carter served as chair of the East Metro DeKalb CID formation committee, which is the first Community Improvement District in South DeKalb. She is a Leadership DeKalb alumna, past president of the Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce, and currently serves on the Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund Committee. Carter is an accountant by trade, and owns a financial education company. She is a widow, and resides in Lithonia, Georgia with her three sons.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2015    Next Election: 2020
Counties Representing
DeKalb
Rockdale