About Heather Carter
Since moving to Arizona over 25 years ago, I have devoted my professional life to making Arizona a quality place to learn, work and prosper. With experience in both the private and public sectors, I understand how a vibrant business environment and both a top-quality education and health care system impact our families, our economy and Arizona as a whole.
First elected in 2010, I have a track record of sponsoring legislation that solves ‘real-life’ problems, making me one of the most effective legislators at the Capitol. As your state legislator, I’ve worked to streamline government, improve the economy, encourage job creation, reform education and balance the state budget through responsible spending measures. Serving as the House of Representatives Health Committee Chairwoman, I work relentlessly to make sure our Arizona health care system is both efficient and effective while providing Arizonans access to world-class treatments right in our own backyard.
After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in communication, I completed a master’s degree in educational technology and received a doctorate degree in education leadership from Northern Arizona University.
Currently, I am a full-time, clinical associate professor. At Arizona State University, I helped organize the Office of Innovation and Partnerships in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, which created the education-entrepreneurship program and launched education reform initiatives. I was also a seventh-grade teacher in the Paradise Valley Unified School District teaching middle school English and social studies. Before teaching, I worked for several local companies like KOOL-FM, the Phoenix Suns, and Wallace Laboratories. Having worked for both small businesses and corporate employers, I understand the important role that companies of all sizes play in our economy. My hope is to continue to serve as your state representative to help put Arizona on the “fast-track” to economic prosperity for the twenty-first century.
I currently live in the north Phoenix area with my husband and daughter.
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