During Amy Carter's five terms of service, she has worked diligently to bring South Georgia's voice to Atlanta and is considered a champion for rural Georgia.
Chosen by Governor Nathan Deal to serve as one of his House floor leaders for the 2011-2012 legislative term, Amy served as a leader for conveying South Georgia's needs and concerns directly to the Governor. As a Floor Leader for Governor Deal, the position allowed Rep. Carter to develop a strong working relationship with the governor, which allows her to provide a strong voice for the region. Her solid and longstanding relationship with Speaker David Ralston has also helped to ensure that rural Georgia is not forgotten. Speaker Ralston has appointed Amy to numerous committees including the powerful budget writing Appropriations Committee as the Chairman of the General Government Subcommittee, Education, Higher Education, Small Business Development and Job Creation, Agriculture & Consumer Affairs, and Governmental Affairs.
Rep. Carter was handpicked by Georgia House Speaker David Ralston to serve on the Small Business Development and Job Creation committee. The committee evaluates Georgia's regulatory environment for small businesses. As a member of the committee leading this effort, Rep. Carter is ideally situated to help local small businesses voice their concerns and frustrations over state regulations.
Over the last six years, Amy has worked hard in the General Assembly to gain the seniority that now allows her to influence key decisions that have the potential to bring jobs and economic development to South Georgia.
South Georgians have seen the success of Rep. Carter's efforts when she successfully fought to ensure that the state budget included necessary funding for the Valdosta State University Health Sciences and Business Administration Building which ultimately benefitd all citizens in the southern half of the state.
Amy has supported each balanced state budget. She supported comprehensive tax reform that will reduce taxes on our families and spur job growth. To cut waste and make government more efficient, Amy pushed for zero-based budgeting requiring state departments to justify every dollar spent. In addition, Rep. Carter supported efforts to save the HOPE Scholarship, crack down on metal theft, and grow our economy.
As a public school educator, Amy is no stranger to understanding the importance of valuing education in her community and state. Her experience working with students has given her an understanding of the needs and challenges facing the educational system.
After humbly serving the people of Brooks, Thomas and Lowndes Counties for ten years as their state representative for House District 175. Since the 2010 reapportionment took four representatives from South Georgia and sent those seats north, it is now more important than ever before that we have a representative with a seat at the leadership table – someone who can fight for South Georgia and make sure our tax dollars are spent here instead of being sent to Atlanta to pay for its problems.
Once re-elected, Rep. Carter will work to secure more economic development projects for Lowndes, Brooks, and Thomas counties, bring South Georgia's hard earned tax dollars back to South Georgia for projects of regional significance, and improve education. As the chair of General Government on the influential Appropriations Committee, Rep. Carter is uniquely situated to make sure the state is fiscally sound and its goals are met.
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