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
PO Box 2186
Lithonia, GA 30058
|Elected: 11/03/2015 Next Election: 2016|
BioDoreen 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)
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.