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Earl "Buddy" Carter

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Earl "Buddy" Carter
Earl "Buddy" Carter.jpg
Georgia State Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 2009 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,342/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
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 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

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Carter has been appointed to the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Carter is running in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 1. Caret is running unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. [1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Carter received $260,329 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

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. [5] 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

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Personal

Carter lives in Pooler, Georgia with his wife Amy. They have three sons, Joel, Barrett, and Travis. [6]

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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