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John Carter

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John Carter
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U.S. House, Texas, District 31
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
District Court Judge, Williamson County, Texas
1981-2001
Education
High schoolBellaire High School
Bachelor'sTexas Tech University
J.D.University of Texas
Personal
BirthdayNovember 6, 1941
Place of birthHouston, Texas
ProfessionLawyer, Judge
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John R. Carter (b. November 6, 1941) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Carter represents Texas' 31st congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2002.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Carter is a "far-right Republican leader".[1]

Biography

Carter was born in Houston, Texas. He earned his B.A. from Texas Tech University in 1964, and his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1969.[2]

Career

After earning his J.D., Carter went into private practice as a lawyer. He was elected county judge and served in that position for 20 years before running for the House of Representatives.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-12

Carter is a member of the following House committees:[3]

  • House Appropriations Committee
    • Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
    • Transportation Subcommittee
    • Homeland Security Subcommittee

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Carter has voted with the Republican Party 95.2% of the time, which ranked 21 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[4]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

John Carter endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [5] He originally endorsed Rick Perry.[6]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 31st congressional district elections, 2012

Carter is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 31st District. He defeated Eric Klingemann in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary. He is running against Stephen Wyman (D) and Ethan Garofolo (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[7]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Carter won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Bill Oliver (Libertarian).[8]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 31, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Carter Incumbent 82.5% 126,384
     Libertarian Bill Oliver 17.5% 26,735
Total Votes 153,119

Campaign donors

Breakdown of the source of Carter's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Carter won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Carter's campaign committee raised a total of $997,508 and spent $712,430.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 31st District, 2010 - John Carter Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $997,508
Total Spent $712,430
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to John Carter's campaign committee
Crow Holdings$28,800
Dell Inc$17,000
AT&T Inc$11,000
Berkshire Hathaway$10,400
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Real Estate$102,440
Retired$52,025
Health Professionals$48,400
Computers/Internet$33,000
Commercial Banks$32,800

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Personal

Carter and his wife, Erika, have four children.[10]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
New District
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 31
2003-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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District Court Judge, Williamson County, Texas
1981-2001
Succeeded by
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