Earl "Buddy" Carter
|Earl "Buddy" Carter|
|Georgia State Senate District 1|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
|Website||Buddy Carter for Senate|
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.
- Government Oversight Committee, Georgia Senate
- Public Safety Committee, Georgia Senate
- Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee, Georgia Senate
- Special Judiciary Committee, Georgia Senate
- State and Local Governmental Operations Committee, Georgia Senate
- 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 November 2, 2010.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 159 (2008)|
|Earl Carter (R)||24,026|
In 2008 Carter collected $37,777 in donations.  His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Georgia Pharmacy Association||$4,000|
|Home Builders Association of Georgia||$2,000|
|Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation||$2,000|
Carter lives in Pooler, Georgia with his wife Amy. They have three sons, Joel, Barrett, and Travis. 
- Earl "Buddy" Carter on the Georgia State Senate Official website
- Friends of Buddy Carter.com
- Project Vote Smart Earl "Buddy" Carter candidate summary
- Project Vote Smart Earl "Buddy" Carter biography
- Earl "Buddy" Carter on Vote-GA.org
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