|Arizona House of Representatives District 15|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Bachelor's||Arizona State University|
|Master's||Arizona State University|
|Ph.D.||Northern Arizona University|
Carter holds an undergraduate degree in communication and a masters degree in education technology from Arizona State University. She earned her doctorate degree in educational leadership at NAU in 2006.
After school, Carter worked in sales for KOOL-FM, the Phoenix Sunds, Wallace Laboratories, and as a real estate agent. She then taught 7th grade in the Paradise Valley Unified School District at Greenway Middle School. Carter is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at Arizona State University in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. She has worked for this university for the past eight years.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Carter served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Carter served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Human Services, Vice Chair|
Carter's campaign website lists the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
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 August 28, 2012, Republican primary. She won the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 15 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Heather Carter Incumbent||39.6%||13,196|
|David Smith Incumbent||22.2%||7,397|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 7 General Election (2010)|
|Heather Carter (R)||37,254|
|David Smith (R)||34,007|
|Don Chilton (D)||18,897|
|Peter Royers (D)||16,560|
|Jim Iannuzo (L)||4,395|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Carter raised $42,238 in contributions. 
Her three largest contributors were:
|Arizona Education Association||$1,664|
The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.
Carter received a score of 60 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was the same as her score on the 2011 report card. Carter’s 60 in 2012 was tied for the 33rd highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
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Carter has a husband.
- Heather Carter's campaign website
- House website
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Twitter feed
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Arizona Elected Officials," February 2, 2012
- ↑ Campaign website, Issues
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- ↑ Primary results
- ↑ General election results
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
|Arizona House, District 15
| Succeeded by|
Nancy K. Barto
|Arizona House, District 7
| Succeeded by|