BioState Representative Amy Carter is a passionate advocate, an innovative teacher,
and loving mother of two. Rep. Carter currently represents House District 175, which
includes Brooks County and parts of Lowndes and Thomas counties. She is the Chairman of
the Governmental Affairs Committee, as well as the Appropriations Secretary and Higher
Education Secretary. Rep. Carter serves as a member of the Education, Small Business
Development, and Agriculture and Consumer Affairs committees. She also serves on the
Ways and Means Committee as an Ex-Officio. Rep. Carter is able to communicate South
Georgia’s needs and concerns to the state capitol through these influential positions.
As a legislator, Representative Carter hopes to address such issues as drop-out
rates, financial literacy, expansion of Georgia’s Pre-K program, technology in classrooms,
access to foreign language instruction, access to quality and affordable healthcare,
economic development opportunities, and measures to support law enforcement and
Along with being a results-driven leader in the legislature, Representative Carter
enjoys her role as a teacher at Lowndes High School. Rep. Carter received her degree at
Valdosta State University. As an educator for Lowndes High School over twelve years, Rep.
Carter instructs juniors and seniors for future positions in the field of education. Through a
partnership with local businesses, she also prepares secondary students for the challenges
they will face in the working world. Prior to teaching at Lowndes High School, she was a
Business & Office Technology instructor at Valdosta Technical College. Rep. Carter’s
experience working with students has given her an understanding of the needs facing our
educational system, as well as the needs of employers. In recognition of her efforts, she was
awarded Lowndes County Schools Distinguished Alumni of the Year in 2007.
Representative Amy Carter participates in multiple community service
organizations and has been recognized for her service through several civic awards. She is
a member or alumna of Leadership Lowndes, Leadership Georgia, Valdosta Junior Service
League, and the Valdosta-North Rotary Club. Rep. Carter also volunteers with the American
Red Cross, United Way, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 2012, she received the
Loyce W. Turner Public Service Award and an Above and Beyond Award from 4-H in
support of Youth Development Education. A recipient of the Valdosta Woman of the Year
honor, Rep. Carter also received the 2011-12 Liberty Bell Award by the Valdosta Bar
Association and holds an Honorary State FFA Degree.
Representative Amy Carter loves spending time with her husband and two children
in her hometown of Valdosta, Georgia. She serves faithfully as a Deacon of First Christian