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Heather Carter
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Arizona House of Representatives District 15
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
Bachelor'sArizona State University
Master'sArizona State University
Ph.D.Northern Arizona University
Personal
ProfessionTeacher
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Heather Carter is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Carter earned her B.S. in Communications from Arizona State University, her M.S. in Education Technology from Arizona State University and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 2006. Her professional experience includes working in sales for KOOL-FM, the Phoenix Sunds, Wallace Laboratories, real estate agent, 7th grade teacher in the Paradise Valley Unified School District at Greenway Middle School and Clinical Associate Professor at Arizona State University in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Carter served on the following committees:

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Health, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Carter served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Carter's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "The key to our continued economic recovery is the growth of specific industries and business sectors within our state. By reducing overburdensome regulation and supporting our local businesses, we will enable employers to grow and create new jobs."
  • Balanced Budget
Excerpt: "It has become commonplace for government to spend when economic times are good, only to face severe cuts when the economy suffers. Having worked to balance two state budgets, I understand the importance of stabilizing government spending."
  • Education
Excerpt: "A strong education system is the foundation for a strong Arizona. Employers rely on an educated workforce, so it is critical that our K-12, community college and university systems are challenging our students to succeed. Parents know their kids best, so it is important that we protect the opportunity for school choice and open enrollment."
  • Public Safety
Excerpt: "Part of my responsibility as a Legislator is to create laws that protect our families and neighborhoods. But, safety and security has many different forms. From enhancing the 2nd Amendment, state’s rights, and our military, to protecting life and the sanctity of marriage, I believe the safety of Arizona families can never be taken for granted."
  • Border Policy
Excerpt: "I believe in a simple, yet effective approach to dealing with illegal immigration. We must secure the border and we cannot reward those who live in our country illegally. Whether by fence, force or technology, some combination will best suit our state and protect our residents."

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Incumbents John Allen and Heather Carter defeated David Burnell Smith in the Republican primary and are unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 15 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHeather Carter Incumbent 37.6% 12,175
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Allen Incumbent 31.2% 10,119
David Burnell Smith 31.2% 10,087
Total Votes 32,381

2012

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Carter won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 15. Carter and John Allen defeated James Bearup and incumbent David Smith in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. She won the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHeather Carter 39.3% 50,716
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Allen 36.1% 46,612
     Democratic Patricia Flickner 24.6% 31,775
Total Votes 129,103
Arizona House of Representatives, District 15 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHeather Carter Incumbent 39.6% 13,196
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Allen 23.5% 7,813
David Smith Incumbent 22.2% 7,397
James Bearup 14.7% 4,895
Total Votes 33,301

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Carter and David Smith won the August 24 primary. They then defeated Democrats Don Chilton and Peter Royers in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 7 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Heather Carter (R) 37,254
Green check mark transparent.png David Smith (R) 34,007
Don Chilton (D) 18,897
Peter Royers (D) 16,560
Jim Iannuzo (L) 4,395
Arizona House of Representatives, District 7 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Smith (R) 7,826
Green check mark transparent.png Heather Carter (R) 6,223
Kristen Burroughs (R) 5,460
Craig Barton (R) 4,909
Michael Edward Farrar (R) 3,915
Howard Lee Sprague (R) 2,947
Michael Coskun (R) 2,429

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Carter is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Carter raised a total of $116,648 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[8]

Heather Carter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State House, District 15 Won $74,410
2010 Arizona State House, District 7 Won $42,238
Grand Total Raised $116,648

2012

Carter won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Carter raised a total of $74,410.
Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Heather Carter's campaign in 2012
Pinnacle West$1,000
Salt River Project$900
Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants$674
Arizona Medical Association$500
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry$500
Total Raised in 2012$74,410
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Carter won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Carter raised a total of $42,238.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[9]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on ASBA's legislative priority bills.
Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
Legislators are scored on their stances on secular policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "anti-environmental" and "anti-democracy" bills.

2013

In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[9]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to small business.
Legislators are scored on "their support of principles of limited constitutional government."
Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
Legislators are scored on their stances on secular policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "anti-environmental" and "anti-democracy" bills.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Carter's endorsements include the following:[10]

  • Governor Jan Brewer
  • Senator Jeff Flake
  • Andy Kunasek, Maricopa County Supervisor
  • Steve Chucri, Maricopa County Supervisor
  • Don Covey, Maricopa County Superintendent
  • Jim Waring, Phoenix Vice Mayor
  • Bill Gates, Phoenix City Council Member
  • Thelda Williams, Phoenix City Council Member
  • Honorable Ed Bunch
  • Marshall Trimble, Arizona Official State Historian

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Heather Carter endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [11]

Personal

Carter has a husband.

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