Jason Carter

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Jason Carter
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Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Georgia
Date of primaryMay 20, 2014
Current office
Georgia State Senate District 42
In office
May 2010 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMay 11, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sDuke University
J.D.University of Georgia
Personal
Place of birthAtlanta, Georgia
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jason Carter is a Democratic member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 42. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on May 11, 2010.

On November 7, 2013, Carter declared his candidacy for Governor of Georgia in the 2014 election. He is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014, and hopes to unseat Republican incumbent Nathan Deal in the general election.[1][2]

Biography

Carter is the grandson of President Jimmy Carter.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Science and Technology
Special Judiciary
Transportation
Urban Affairs

2011-2012

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

On The Issues Vote Match

Jason Carter's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Carter is a Centrist. Carter received a score of 47 percent on social issues and 43 percent on economic issues.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; refs with no content must have a name

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The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[4]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Unknown
Expand ObamaCare Unknown Comfortable with same-sex marriage Unknown
Vouchers for school choice Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Neutral Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Unknown
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Favors Expand the military Unknown
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Unknown
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: June 23, 2014.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia gubernatorial election, 2014

Carter is running for Governor of Georgia in 2014. He is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014.[1] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[6]

Endorsements

Carter has received the endorsement of former state Sen. and previous 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Connie Stokes.[7]

Polls

General Election
Governor of Georgia
Poll Nathan Deal* (R) Jason Carter (D)Andrew Hunt (L)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Survey USA/11Alive*
April 24-27, 2014
41%37%9%3%+/-2.51,567
InsiderAdvantage Poll
June 24-25, 2014
47%40%3%10%+/-2.71,349
Public Policy Poll (D-Better Georgia)
July 11-13, 2014
41%40%8%11%+/-3.8664
Landmark (R)
July 15, 2014
41.3%48.7%4%+/-4.0750
AVERAGES 42.58% 41.43% 6% 6% +/-3.25 1,082.5
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Nathan Deal vs. Jason Carter
Governor of Georgia
Poll Nathan Deal* (R) Jason Carter (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Better Georgia/Public Policy Polling
October 7-8, 2013
44%40%16%+/-4.1602
InsiderAdvantage Poll
January 6, 2014
44%22%34%+/-4.6529
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Poll
January 6-9, 2014
47%38%15%+/-4.0802
Public Policy Polling (D-Better Georgia)
February 19-20, 2014
45%42%12%+/-3.0833
Insider Advantage/Fox 5 Atlanta/Morris News Service
March 9-10, 2014
38%41%21%+/-4.0486
Landmark Communications/Rosetta Stone
March 30, 2014
43%39%18%+/-4.0575
Public Policy Polling (D-MoveOn)
April 1-4, 2014
42%43%15%+/-3.9628
AVERAGES 43.29% 37.86% 18.71% +/-3.94 636.43
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Carter ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 42. Carter ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on July 31, 2012, and defeated Republican candidate Kenneth Brett Quarterman in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8][9][10]

Georgia State Senate, District 42, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason Carter Incumbent 74% 52,643
     Republican Kenneth Quarterman 26% 18,505
Total Votes 71,148

2010

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Carter won re-election to the 42nd District seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the July 20 primary and no one filed to run against him in the general election on November 2, 2010.[11]

Georgia State Senate, District 42
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Carter (D) 35,680 100.0%

2010 special election

On May 11, 2010, Carter won election to the Georgia Senate from Georgia's 42nd Senate district in a special election to replace David Adelman. Carter received 5,574 votes in the election (65.6% of the vote), defeating three other candidates.[12]

Georgia Senate, District 42
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Carter (D) 5,574 65.6%
Tom Stubbs (D) 1,953 23.0%
David Montane (L) 635 7.5%
Steve Patrick (I) 329 3.9%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Carter is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Carter raised a total of $407,986 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[13]

Jason Carter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 42 Won $174,180
2010 Georgia State Senate, District 42 Won $233,806
Grand Total Raised $407,986

2012

Carter won re-election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Carter raised a total of $174,180.
Georgia State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jason Carter's campaign in 2012
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$6,000
Bramlett, Jeffrey O$5,000
Carter, Jimmy$2,500
Chambers, Anne Cox$2,500
Tyrone Law Firm$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$174,180
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Carter won election to the Georgia State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Carter raised a total of $233,806.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Adelman
Georgia State Senate District 42
May 2010-present
Succeeded by
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