Heather Carter is a Republican educator – an uncommon combination. Since moving to Arizona over 25 years ago, she has devoted her professional life to making Arizona a quality place to learn, work and prosper. With experience in both the private and public sectors, Heather Carter understands how both a vibrant business environment and a top-quality education system impact our families, our economy and Arizona as a whole.
First elected in 2010, Heather Carter has 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, Representative Heather Carter has worked to streamline government, improve the economy, encourage job creation, reform education and balance the state budget through responsible spending measures.
After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in communication, Heather Carter completed a master’s degree in educational technology and have since received her doctorate degree in education leadership from Northern Arizona University.
Currently, Representative Heather Carter is a clinical associate professor. During her time at ASU, she helped organize the Office of Innovation and Partnerships in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, which created the education-entrepreneurship program and education reform initiatives. Heather Carter was also a seventh grade teacher in the Paradise Valley Unified School district where she taught middle school English and social studies. Before teaching, Heather Carter worked for several local companies like KOOL-FM, the Phoenix Suns, and Wallace Laboratories. Having worked for both small businesses and corporate employers, Heather Carter understands the important role that companies of all sizes play in our economy. Heather Carter hopes to continue to serve as your state representative to help put Arizona on the “fast-track” to economic prosperity for the twenty-first century.
Heather Carter lives in the north Phoenix area with her husband and daughter.
Please visit Heather Carter’s AZLEG Member page for more information.