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  name                = Earl "Buddy" Carter |
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  |Name = Earl "Buddy" Carter
  political position  = Georgia State Senate District 1 |
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  |Profile picture = Earl "Buddy" Carter.jpg
  incumbency          = Incumbent |
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  |Position = Georgia State Senate District 1
  assumed office      = 2009 |
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  |Status = Incumbent
  term ends           = 2010 |  
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  |Tenure = January 2009 - Present
  political party     = [[Republican]] |  
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  |Term ends = January 12, 2015
  profession          = Pharmacist |  
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|Assumed office = 2009
  website             = [http://www.friendsofbuddycarter.com Buddy Carter for Senate] |  
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  |Political party = Republican
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'''Earl "Buddy" Carter''' (b. September 6) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Georgia State Senate]]. He has represented District 1 since 2009. Carter is running for re-election to District 1 in 2010.
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|Base salary = $17,342/year
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|Last election = November 6, 2012
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|First elected = 2008
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|Next election = November 4, 2014
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|Prior office = Georgia House of Representatives
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|Prior office years = 2004-2009
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|Prior office 2 = Mayor, City of Pooler
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|Prior office 2 years = 1996 - 2004
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|Associate's = Young Harris College
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  |Office website = http://www.senate.ga.gov/senators/en-US/member.aspx?Member=77&Session=21
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|Campaign website = http://www.friendsofbuddycarter.com/
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'''Earl "Buddy" Carter''' (b. September 6) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Georgia State Senate]]. He has represented District 1 since 2009. Carter is a [[Georgia's 1st congressional district elections, 2014|2014]] [[Republican]] candidate for [[Georgia's 1st congressional district]].<ref name="rollcall">[http://atr.rollcall.com/former-kingston-staffer-to-run-for-ga01/ ''Roll Call'' "Former Kingston Staff to run for GA01" Accessed May 14, 2013]</ref>
  
 
Carter served as Mayor of Pooler, Georgia, for five terms from 1996-2005. Carter served in the [[Georgia House of Representatives]] from 2005 to September 2009, representing District 159. On November 3, 2009 he was elected to the Georgia State Senate representing District 1.
 
Carter served as Mayor of Pooler, Georgia, for five terms from 1996-2005. Carter served in the [[Georgia House of Representatives]] from 2005 to September 2009, representing District 159. On November 3, 2009 he was elected to the Georgia State Senate representing District 1.
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Carter received an Associate of Science Degree from Young Harris College, then transferred to the University of Georgia where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1980.  
 
Carter received an Associate of Science Degree from Young Harris College, then transferred to the University of Georgia where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1980.  
==Committee Assignments==
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* [[Government Oversight Committee, Georgia Senate]]
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==Committee assignments==
* [[Public Safety Committee, Georgia Senate]]
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===2013-2014===
* [[Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee, Georgia Senate]]
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Carter served on the following committees:
* [[Special Judiciary Committee, Georgia Senate]]
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* [[State and Local Governmental Operations Committee, Georgia Senate]]
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Georgia
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Public Safety
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|Chair1 = Chair
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|Committee2 = Appropriations
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|Committee3 = Health and Human Services
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|Committee4 = Higher Education
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}}
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Carter served on the following committees:
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|State = Georgia
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = State Institutions and Property
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|Chair1 = Chair
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|Committee2 = Health and Human Services
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|Chair2 = Vice Chair
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|Committee3 = Appropriations
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|Committee4 = Ethics
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|Committee5 = Regulated Industries and Utilities
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|Committee6 = Special Judiciary
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}}
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Carter served on the following committees:
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|State = Georgia
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Government Oversight
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|Committee2 = Public Safety
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|Committee3 = Regulated Industries and Utilities
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|Committee4 = Special Judiciary
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|Committee5 = State and Local Governmental Operations
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Georgia's 1st congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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Carter is a [[Georgia's 1st congressional district elections, 2014|2014]] [[Republican]] candidate for [[Georgia's 1st congressional district]].<ref name="rollcall">[http://atr.rollcall.com/former-kingston-staffer-to-run-for-ga01/ ''Roll Call'' "Former Kingston Staff to run for GA01" Accessed May 14, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Georgia State Senate elections, 2012]]''
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Carter ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Georgia State Senate elections, 2012|Georgia State Senate]] District 1. Caret ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. No Democratic candidate filed to run for this seat. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.<ref name="SOS">[http://qual.sos.state.ga.us/QualifyingSearchResults.asp?RaceID=2 ''Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division'' "Candidate List" Accessed May 29, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/40378/95366/en/summary.html# ''Georgia Secretary of State'', Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref> Carter won the seat in the general election running unopposed.<ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/42277/112424/en/summary.html ''Georgia Elections Division'' "2012 Election Results" Accessed November 16, 2012]</ref>
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|party1=Republican
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|winner1 =Earl Carter
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|votes1 =53821
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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Georgia State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Georgia State Senate elections, 2010]]''
  
Carter is running for re-election to the 1st District Seat in 2010. The primary election date is July 20, 2010, and the general election takes place on [[Georgia State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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Carter won re-election to the 1st District Seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the July 20 primary and defeated [[Cary Smith]] (D) in the general election on [[Georgia State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections/election_results/2010_1102/swgasenate.htm Georgia Secretary of State - 2010 Election results]</ref>
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|-
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Earl "Buddy" Carter''' (R)
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| align="right" | '''34,890'''
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| align="center" | '''70.3%'''
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| colspan="2" | Carry Smith (D)
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| align="right" | 14,723
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| align="center" | 29.7%
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===2008===
 
===2008===
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==Campaign Donors==
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==Campaign donors==
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===2012===
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===2010===
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In 2010, Carter received $260,329 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=GA&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions]</ref>
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{{slp donor box 2010
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|Chamber = Georgia State Senate
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = $260,329
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|org1 = Carter, Earl (Buddy)
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|org2 = Georgia Pharmacy Association
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|org3 = Carter, Earl (Buddy)
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|org4 = Titlemax Management
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|org5 = Home Builders Association Of Georgia
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|orgdonor1 = $50,000
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|orgdonor2 = $7,350
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|orgdonor3 = $5,000
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|orgdonor4 = $4,800
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|orgdonor5 = $3,400
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|}}
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===2008===
 
In 2008 Carter collected $37,777 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=104482| Earl Carter Campaign Donors 2008]</ref>
 
In 2008 Carter collected $37,777 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=104482| Earl Carter Campaign Donors 2008]</ref>
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
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His six largest contributors in 2008 were:
  
 
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| UnitedHealth Care
 
| UnitedHealth Care
 
| align="right" | $2,000
 
| align="right" | $2,000
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| Georgia Medical Association
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| align="right" | $1,750
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| Georgia Optometric Association
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| align="right" | $1,750
  
 
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==Recent news==
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Carter lives in Pooler, Georgia with his wife Amy. They have three sons, Joel, Barrett, and Travis. <ref>[http://www.friendsofbuddycarter.com/about.html| Buddy Carter for Senate]</ref>
 
Carter lives in Pooler, Georgia with his wife Amy. They have three sons, Joel, Barrett, and Travis. <ref>[http://www.friendsofbuddycarter.com/about.html| Buddy Carter for Senate]</ref>
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.senate.ga.gov/senators/en-US/member.aspx?Member=77&Session=21 Earl "Buddy" Carter on the Georgia State Senate Official website]
*[http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/senate/buddycarterbio.php Earl "Buddy" Carter on the Georgia State Senate Official website]
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*[http://www.friendsofbuddycarter.com/about.html Friends of Buddy Carter.com]
 
*[http://www.friendsofbuddycarter.com/about.html Friends of Buddy Carter.com]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32085 Project Vote Smart Earl "Buddy" Carter candidate summary]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=32085 Project Vote Smart Earl "Buddy" Carter legislative profile]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=32085 Project Vote Smart Earl "Buddy" Carter biography]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=32085 Project Vote Smart Earl "Buddy" Carter biography]
 
*[http://www.vote-ga.org/Intro.aspx?State=GA&Id=GACarterBuddy Earl "Buddy" Carter on Vote-GA.org]
 
*[http://www.vote-ga.org/Intro.aspx?State=GA&Id=GACarterBuddy Earl "Buddy" Carter on Vote-GA.org]
  
 
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Revision as of 10:30, 14 May 2013

Earl "Buddy" Carter
Earl "Buddy" Carter.jpg
Georgia State Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,342/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia House of Representatives
2004-2009
Mayor, City of Pooler
1996 - 2004
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Georgia (1980)
Associate'sYoung Harris College
Personal
Place of birthPort Wentworth
ProfessionPharmacist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification

Earl "Buddy" Carter (b. September 6) is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate. He has represented District 1 since 2009. Carter is a 2014 Republican candidate for Georgia's 1st congressional district.[1]

Carter served as Mayor of Pooler, Georgia, for five terms from 1996-2005. Carter served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2005 to September 2009, representing District 159. On November 3, 2009 he was elected to the Georgia State Senate representing District 1.

Carter worked as a Pharmacist prior to his legislative elections. He was employed as a Staff Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager for Rupert Heller's Prescriptions from 1980 to 1988. In November of 1988 Buddy opened his first retail pharmacy. Since 1988, he has owned and operated 3 retail pharmacies. Today, Buddy consults for Omnicare, Inc., and operates his 3 Pharmacies located in Pooler and Garden City, Georgia.

Carter received an Associate of Science Degree from Young Harris College, then transferred to the University of Georgia where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1980.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Safety, Chair
Appropriations
Health and Human Services
Higher Education

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia's 1st congressional district elections, 2014

Carter is a 2014 Republican candidate for Georgia's 1st congressional district.[1]

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Carter ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 1. Caret ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. No Democratic candidate filed to run for this seat. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3] Carter won the seat in the general election running unopposed.[4]

Georgia State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Carter Incumbent 100% 53,821
Total Votes 53,821

2010

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2010

Carter won re-election to the 1st District Seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the July 20 primary and defeated Cary Smith (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Georgia State Senate, District 1
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Earl "Buddy" Carter (R) 34,890 70.3%
Carry Smith (D) 14,723 29.7%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Carter won re-election to the 159th District Seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. Carter was unopposed, and raised $37,777 for his campaign.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 159 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Earl Carter (R) 24,026

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Carter received $260,329 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Georgia State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Earl "Buddy" Carter's campaign in 2010
Carter, Earl (Buddy)$50,000
Georgia Pharmacy Association$7,350
Carter, Earl (Buddy)$5,000
Titlemax Management$4,800
Home Builders Association Of Georgia$3,400
Total Raised in 2010 $260,329

2008

In 2008 Carter collected $37,777 in donations. [8] His six largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Georgia Pharmacy Association $4,000
Home Builders Association of Georgia $2,000
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation $2,000
UnitedHealth Care $2,000
Georgia Medical Association $1,750
Georgia Optometric Association $1,750

Recent news

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Personal

Carter lives in Pooler, Georgia with his wife Amy. They have three sons, Joel, Barrett, and Travis. [9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Eric Johnson
Georgia Senate District 1
2009–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 159
2005–2009
Succeeded by
Ann Purcell