|Louisiana Senate District 2|
|Associate's||Delgado Community College (1986)|
|Bachelor's||Southeastern Louisiana University (1989)|
|Master's||Nicholls State (2006)|
Carter received his Associates in public relations from Delgado Community College in 1986. He earned a bachelor's from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1989 and graduated from Nicholls State in 2006 with a Master's in Education.
- See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011
Carter ran in the 2011 election for Louisiana Senate District 2. He faced Elton Aubert (D), Troy Brown (D), Michael Bell (D), George Grace Jr. (D) and Zaine Kasem (R) in the primary election on October 22, 2011. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary. Aubert and Brown advanced past the primary.
Carter is married to Pearlette.