|U.S. House, Texas, District 31|
|January 3, 2003-present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||10|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 5, 2002|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|District Court Judge, Williamson County, Texas|
|High school||Bellaire High School|
|Bachelor's||Texas Tech University|
|J.D.||University of Texas|
|Birthday||November 6, 1941|
|Place of birth||Houston, Texas|
Carter won re-election on November 6, 2012.
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.
- 2003-Present: U.S. House of Representatives, Texas' 31st congressional district
- 1981-2001: District Court Judge, Williamson County, Texas
Carter is a member of the following House committees:
- House Appropriations Committee
- Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
- Transportation Subcommittee
- Homeland Security Subcommittee
Carter ran 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 ran against Stephen Wyman (D) and Ethan Garofolo (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.
|U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 31, 2010|
|Republican||John Carter Incumbent||82.5%||126,384|
|John Carter (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 13, 2012||$465,691.97||$158,901||$(77,007.08)||$547,585.89|
|Pre-Primary||May 17, 2012||$547,585.89||$55,579||$(46,649.19)||$556,515.70|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 31st District, 2010 - John Carter Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Top contributors to John Carter's campaign committee|
|American Crystal Sugar||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Carter paid his congressional staff a total of $911,840 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Carter's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $415,002 to $4,819,996. That averages to $2,617,499 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
Percentage voting with party
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.
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Carter and his wife, Erika, have four children.
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- ↑ Gov Track "Carter" Accessed May 22, 2012
- ↑ Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
- ↑ Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "CARTER, John R., (1941 - )"
- ↑ Official House website "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 2, 2011
- ↑ Texas Tribune, “Texas Congressman Will Back Romney,” April 5, 2012
- ↑ The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 22, 2011
- ↑ Republican candidate list
- ↑ Unofficial Republican primary results
- ↑ U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- ↑ Federal Election Commission "John Carter's Summary Report," Accessed July 17, 2012
- ↑ Federal Election Commission "John Carter April Quarterly," Accessed July 17, 2012
- ↑ Federal Election Commission "John Carter Pre-Primary," Accessed July 17, 2012
- ↑ Open Secrets "John Carter 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 2, 2011
- ↑ LegiStorm, "John Carter," Accessed September 17, 2012
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org, "John Carter (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012
- ↑ OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
- ↑ Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 2, 2011
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