Troy (Troy) Carter (D-02)

US Representative Troy Carter

Troy (Troy) Carter (D-02)
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Capitol: 202.225.6636
FAX: 202.225.1988
District: 504.381.3970
Representative
Room 442 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1802
3401 General DeGaulle Drive
New Orleans, LA 70114
Residence:New Orleans, LA

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Congressman Troy A. Carter, Sr. is an elected member of the United States House of Representative from Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District. Congressman Carter currently serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, one of the largest committees in Congress that has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation & infrastructure, and the Small Business Committee, which has direct oversight and consideration over all matters affecting America's backbone-small businesses. Congressman Troy A. Carter, Sr. earned a Bachelor's degree from Xavier University in Political Science and a Master's of Science degree in Management from University of Holy Cross and he studied at Harvard's JFK School of Government and Carnegie Mellon's School of Urban and Public Affairs. Congressman Carter began his professional career as a Senior Aide to then, Mayor Sidney Barthelemy. In 1991, Congressman Carter became the first African American to be elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives from the 102nd District in Algiers, where he served as the youngest ever floor leader representing the City of New Orleans. In 1994, Congressman Carter was elected to the New Orleans City Council, representing District 'C', which includes Algiers, and the historic French Quarter, again becoming the first African American elected to the position. After a hiatus from public office, Congressman Carter was elected to the State Senate for Louisiana's 7th District, where he served Senate Minority Leader and Caucus Chair. During his time as a Legislator, Congressman Carter authored and co-sponsored and passed hundreds of bills. Congressman Carter is a staunch advocate for criminal justice reform, women's health care, and civil rights and equality on behalf of the LGBTQIA+ community and environmental justice reform. Congressman Carter serves as the 2nd Vice President of the Congressional Black Caucus where he works feverishly to hold true to the mission of the organization by fighting for African Americans and other marginalized communities in the United States to have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. Additionally, Congressman Carter is the Regional Whip, elected by his peers, for the House Democrats. This territory includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and the Virgin Islands. Congressman Carter is a proud husband to wife, Brigadier General Ana Carter of the United States Army, and father to sons, Troy Jr. and Joshua. Being that Congressman Carter is a proud HBCU graduate, his sons are too students of HBCUs - Troy, Jr. is a Senior at Xavier University of Louisiana and Joshua is a Junior at Howard University. He is a loving Dad to several rescue animals. Two dogs, Beaux and Millie, and a tabby cat, Milo. His family resides on the Westbank of New Orleans. Congressman Troy A. Carter, Sr. has enjoyed a series of historic 1sts including- - 1st African American elected to the Louisiana State House from District 102 - 1st African American elected to the New Orleans City Council representing District C - 1st African American elected to the Louisiana State Senate from District 7 - 1st Congressman elected to Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District from the Westbank of New Orleans (Algiers) - 1st Congressman whose spouse is a Brigadier General in the United States Army

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