Doreen (Doreen) Carter (D-SH092)
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Georgia House of Representatives
Room 509-D Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
PO Box 2186
Lithonia, GA 30058
Elected: 11/03/2015    Next Election: 2016
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Committee on Special Rules
MemberHouse Committee on Code Revision
MemberHouse Committee on Small Business Development
Counties Representing
DeKalb / Rockdale


Doreen Roberson Carter, a native Georgian and lifelong resident of DeKalb County, is a dedicated and committed community servant driven by her life's tenet that service to one another is God's highest calling. In 2007, Mrs. Carter was elected to the Lithonia City Council where she served as the Chair of the Finance Committee, CSX/Transportation/Safety initiative, and as the Mayor Pro Tempore. In her role as a Councilwoman, she sponsored legislation for the city's financial policies, created internal control procedures, drafted the annual budget and established spending and oversight policies, hired and trained the City Accountant, oversaw the annual audit, and ensured that the annual mill rate was set for the city to assess and collect taxes. When Mrs. Carter took office, Lithonia had not completed its state-mandated annual audit for the previous four years. With Councilwomen Carter's leadership, the city's financials and audits were brought current. In 2011, the city received its first clean audit without any adverse findings in seven years.

In 2014, Mrs. Carter won the Democratic nomination for Georgia's Secretary of State and earned over one million votes in the general election. Building on that momentum, she launched her Motivate One Million initiative to advocate, educate, and increase voter turnout in midterm elections.

Through a special election on November 3, 2015, Mrs. Carter secured a seat in the Georgia Legislature as the House District 92 State Representative. She will continue to be a champion for a better quality of life for all Georgians. She remains committed to- adequate healthcare, education, economic development, and small businesses.

Mrs. Carter also serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce as the President. Additionally, she was appointed to serve on the Stonecrest Growth Initiative Task Force, an organization created to spur economic development in the Stonecrest area. From this leadership position Mrs. Carter facilitated the formation of the Stonecrest Business Alliance, a group of business owners and managers in the Mall at Stonecrest area working together to improve the overall business environment.

Additionally, Mrs. Carter serves on the DeKalb County Brown Field Revolving Loan Fund Committee, the American Voters League, and Treasurer for the African American Caucus for the DPG, and the 1st Vice President of the National Women's Political Caucus (Georgia). She has chaired the South DeKalb Improvement Alliance as well as the East Metro DeKalb Community Improvement District (CID) Formation Committees.

A leader at her church, the dReam Center of Atlanta, Mrs. Carter is a member of the Advisory Board, Ministerial Alliance, and Social Action. She is often sought out for her council and wisdom concerning church operational and financial issues. She has served on the Finance Team, Wealth Development, and the dReampreneurs ministries at the church.

Mrs. Carter has worked as an Accounting and Business Management professional at some of the largest firms in America including Georgia Pacific, Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), Arthur Anderson, KPMG and Alumax, a division of Alcoa. She is currently the Comptroller for the Georgia PTA and is responsible for the overall financial management of the organization.

She is a graduate of Atlanta's J. C. Murphy High School (1981), the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University (1989), Life Christian University (2009), and the Michael J. Cole School of Business at Kennesaw State University (2012). She is also a graduate of Leadership DeKalb (2010) and the Atlanta Regional Commission's Regional Leadership Institute (2010). Mrs. Carter holds a BBA in Accounting, an MA in Theology, and a MBA.

Mrs. Carter is a widow and lives in Lithonia with her three sons.