Georgia State Representative Amy Alexander Carter (R-Valdosta) represents House District 175 including Brooks County and parts of Lowndes and Thomas Counties.

A life-long resident of South Georgia, Amy grew up in Valdosta, Georgia, where she attended public schools and graduated from Valdosta State University.

A career educator, Amy is the Teaching as a Profession Coordinator and a Work-Based Learning Facilitator for Lowndes High School. She prepares high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors for future positions in the field of education. Through a partnership with local businesses, she also prepares students for the challenges they will face in the working world. Before working with high school students, Amy was a Business & Office Technology instructor at Valdosta Technical College. Her experience working with students has given Amy an understanding of the needs and challenges facing our educational system.

Amy is also a committed community servant. She energetically seeks innovative and progressive solutions to issues in her community and around the state. She has been honored for her work and has received recognition including:

  • 2015 Council of State Governments Southern Legislative Conference Henry Toll Fellow
  • 2014 Store Front Award, Georgia Convenience Stores Association
  • 2014 Named Georgia Chamber Business Champion
  • 2013 Named one of four Power Women by Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2012 Loyce W. Turner Public Service Award by Valdosta State University Public Administration Program
  • 2011-2012 Liberty Bell Award Winner by the Valdosta Bar Association
  • Legislative Hog Show, 2014
  • Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education Council, 2013-present
  • Legislative Steer Show, 2012
  • Honorary State FFA Degree, 2009
  • Georgia Association for Career and Technical Legislator of the Year, 2007
  • Georgia School Counselors Association Legislator of the Year, Region 11, 2007
  • Lowndes County Schools Distinguished Alumni of the Year, 2007
  • Azalea City Kiwanis Club Citizen of the Year, 2005
  • Valdosta-North Rotary Club Most Outstanding Member, 2004
  • Leadership Georgia’s Dale Threadgill Community Service Award, 2004
  • Valdosta Woman of the Year, 2003
  • Georgia’s Outstanding New Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year, 2002
  • Lowndes High School Sponsor, Future Georgia Educators
  • Lowndes High School Class Sponsor, Class of 2013
  • Conservative Policy Leadership Foundation, Inaugural member 2010-11
  • Habitat for Humanity, 2003 Jimmy Carter Work Project Entertainment Chair
  • Leadership Georgia Class of 2002
  • Leadership Lowndes Class of 1997 and Board of Trustee 1998-2000
  • Lowndes Youth Leadership League, Chairperson, Inaugural Class of 1999
  • Valdosta Junior Service League
  • Valdosta-North Rotary Club
  • Valdosta Technical College Foundation Board of Trustee
  • Lowndes Educational Improvement Foundation Trustee
  • R. Wayne Alexander Memorial Scholarship Trustee
  • Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, Guild Member
  • Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education (GACTE)
  • Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE)
  • Georgia Association of Educators (GAE)
  • Volunteer for American Red Cross, United Way, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Amy serves as chairman of the Appropriations on General Government Subcommittee, and on the House Committees for Education, Small Business Development and Job Creation, Higher Education, Agriculture & Consumer Affairs, and Governmental Affairs.

As a legislator, Amy hopes to address such issues as our state’s number 1 industry, agriculture and agri-business, drop-out rates, class sizes, expansion of Georgia’s Pre-K program, technology in classrooms, access to foreign language instruction in early grades, access to quality and affordable healthcare, economic development opportunities, and measures to support law enforcement and corrections officers.

Amy lives in Valdosta, Georgia with her two children. They attend First Christian Church where Amy serves as a Deacon.



10/24/2012
Groundbreaking for VSU's Health Sciences Building

Thanks to careful planning and securing funding in the last legislative term, VSU was... [more]

10/22/2012
Rep. Carter Wins Reserve Grand Champion at Legislative Livestock Showdown

Amy became the Reserve Grand Champion October 6th at the 2nd Annual Legislative Livestock... [more]


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