Jill Carter

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Jill Carter
Maryland House of Delegates District 41
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 12
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLoyola College, 1988
J.D.University of Baltimore School of Law, 1992
Date of birthJune 18, 1964
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland
Office website
Jill P. Carter is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 41. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.


Carter's professional experience includes working as an attorney and sole practitioner, Assistant City Solicitor, Civil Service Commission Hearing Officer, and Assistant Public Defender for Baltimore City.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Carter served on the following committees:

Maryland Committee Assignments, 2015


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

Note: Carter also served on the Subcommittee on Estates and Trusts (Chair).


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Carter served on these committees:

Note: Carter also served on the Subcommittee on Estates and Trusts (Chair).



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbents Jill P. Carter, Nathaniel T. Oaks and Samuel I. "Sandy" Rosenberg defeated Michael Pearson and Joyce J. Smith in the Democratic primary and were unopposed in the general election. Chancellor Torbit (D) ran as a write-in candidate.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates District 41, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJill Carter Incumbent 35.3% 24,038
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSamuel Rosenberg Incumbent 32.8% 22,284
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNathaniel Oaks Incumbent 31.7% 21,551
     Democratic Chancellor Torbit (write-in) 0.2% 154
Total Votes 68,027

Maryland House of Delegates, District 41 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJill P. Carter Incumbent 31% 12,081
Green check mark transparent.pngNathaniel T. Oaks Incumbent 26.2% 10,226
Green check mark transparent.pngSamuel I. "Sandy" Rosenberg Incumbent 25.6% 9,988
Joyce J. Smith 10.3% 4,028
Michael Pearson 6.8% 2,646
Total Votes 38,969


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Carter successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010, taking the first of three seats.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 41 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jill Carter (D) 24,985
Green check mark transparent.png Samuel Rosenberg (D) 22,654
Green check mark transparent.png Nathaniel Oaks (D) 21,931
Mark Ehrlichman (R) 4,723


On November 7, 2006, Jill Carter ran for District 41 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the first of three seats, beating Samuel Rosenberg, Nathaniel Oaks, and Tony Asa.[4]

Jill Carter raised $35,791 for her campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 41
Candidates Votes Percent
Jill Carter (D) 24,189 33.7%
Samuel Rosenberg (D) 21,751 30.3%
Nathaniel Oaks (D) 20,570 28.6%
Tony Asa (R) 5,166 7.2%
Write-Ins 129 0.2%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Carter was up for re-election, she collected $8,777 in donations.[6]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006, Jill Carter collected $35,791 in donations.[7]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Jill Carter $10,000
Friends of Doug Duncan $2,000
American Minority Contractors & Builders Association $1,300
D & S Drywall $1,000
GGC Baltimore LLC $1,000


Carter is the Founder and President of the Walter P. Carter Foundation, and a member of the Maryland Bar Association, Women Legislators of Maryland, and Maryland Legislative Black Caucus.[8]

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