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Community-Based Lawmaking

One of the core functions of government is to keep our communities safe. This year I sponsored and championed HB2133 which increases government transparency and protects our communities.

Today, Governor Ducey will be holding a bill signing ceremony for HB2133 which prescribes specific public notification requirements for the Department of Corrections before they open a new correctional facility.

With the help of amazing neighborhood leaders Ann O’Brien and Julie Read, we passed HB2133 into law. Now, moving forward there is a true statutory process for public notification.

I want to thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedule to advocate for this common sense legislation. As your representative, I will always do what I can to protect our communities and make government agencies more transparent.

2016 Legislative Wrap Up

Over this past weekend, the Arizona Legislature adjourned the 2016 legislative session!

I am proud to report we enacted both good public policy and a fiscally responsible budget. We began to reinvest in education by increasing funding for our schools. We prioritized K-12 education funding and ensured schools were protected from formula funding changes in last year’s budget that would have left them short changed. We increased university funding, restored JTED funding and incentivized excellence in education.

We increased funding to child safety and public safety, tackled pension reform, embraced the sharing economy, and we passed KidsCare – providing health insurance to 30,000 uninsured children at no cost to Arizona.

Most importantly, we were able to invest in these programs while protecting Arizona taxpayers.

I hope to build on this progress next year. But first, I need your help to get re-elected. Please help me qualify for the 2016 ballot by signing my electronic nominating petition. Must be registered Republican or Independent and live in LD15 Click here to see a map of LD 15. It is safe, secure, and only takes a minute.

Thank you for your continued support,


Carter asks Arizonans to prioritize health care and education sectors for economic revitalization

Rep. Heather Carter (R-Cave Creek) champions a three-part holistic approach for Arizona: the importance of health care for Arizona’s economy, the need for a strong education system, and the symbiotic relationship between those two sectors.

During a recent panel presented by the Arthritis Foundation, Carter referred to health care as “the economic engine” of Arizona’s future. If the state wants to turn its economy around, she posited, “Health care in Arizona was one of the few Industry sectors that actually sustained, if not increased, during the economic downturn.”

Despite the growth in both health care and population, Arizona still experiences a shortage of physicians, partly due to lack of residencies for medical graduates.

“We train students in Arizona in our state schools … built and paid for by our tax payers then we have to ship them to another state to get their training,” Carter said. “Then they rarely come back. It’s extremely cost ineffective to not be able to train them where they’re educated.”

Carter urges the business community to reach out to legislators regarding medical residency. More doctors in Arizona would benefit consumers and stimulate the state’s economy. When businesses across all sectors consider relocating or expanding, health care and education are top considerations. Strengthening Arizona’s health care sector isn’t just smart business, she noted; it benefits the entire community.

“We want to make this place a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire,” said Carter. “We can do this with the help of health care because it is truly an economic engine. It’s not just about us being able to go to the doctor. It’s about high paying quality jobs that people stay in for long periods of time.”

Politics Unplugged: Heather Carter 3TV | Phoenix Breaking News, Weather, Sport

Heather Carter appeared on Politics Unplugged Sunday to explain the benefits of HB2645 and its impact on Arizona health care.

Governor Proclaims November Arizona Family Caregiver Month, Fearless Caregiver Event Shows Us Why

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 08, 2014

Area Agency on Aging, Region One and Today’s Caregiver magazine, (, are honored that Governor Janice K. Brewer has proclaimed November as Arizona Family Caregiver Month. In true commitment to the support of caregivers within the region a special daylong training for family and professional caregivers called The Fearless Caregiver Conference will be held on November 12th in Phoenix at the Church of the Beatitudes.

This event is presented by The Area Agency on Aging, Region One and Today’s Caregiver magazine ( ) since 1995, the nation’s leading support, training and educational organization for family and professional caregivers. The November 12th Phoenix Fearless Caregiver Conference at the Church of The Beatitudes will be the 141st Fearless Caregiver Conference seminar, expo and lunch held around the nation. The event is offered at no-charge for local family caregivers who register online at or who call 877-829-2734.

Family caregivers can register for the limited number of complimentary caregiver tickets still available for the full-day seminar, exhibitions and luncheon sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Arizona Respite Coalition, Division of Aging and Adult Services and Today’s Caregiver Magazine.

Arizona State Legislative Members, Representatives Kate Brophy McGee and Representative Heather Carter will receive the Community Fearless Caregiver Awards during this daylong conference. “Representative Brophy McGee and Representative Carter are recognized for their tireless commitment to supporting Arizona family caregivers is a model that should be recognized and celebrated and hopefully replicated by other state leaders around the nation,” said Gary Barg, Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Today’s Caregiver magazine and host of the Fearless Caregiver Conference.

The Phoenix Fearless Caregiver Conference is dedicated to assisting family and professional caregivers who are seeking to speak directly with aging and disability experts, caregiver advocates, insurance advisors, Social Security specialists, elder law professionals, homecare and facility coordinators and support organizations.

Fearless Caregiver Tour History: More than 60,000 caregivers have attended a Fearless Caregiver Conferences since Today’s Caregiver magazine started this tour. “We are excited about returning to Phoenix,” said Gary Barg, host of the Fearless Caregiver Conferences and editor-in-chief of Today’s Caregiver magazine. Upcoming cities include New Haven, Connecticut on November 6th, Miami, on December 3rd and The Villages, Florida on December 11th.

Fearless Caregiver Conference participants will learn:

• What support is available for Arizona’s family caregivers

• How caregivers can access financial support

• How to partner with their family members

• How to ask questions of healthcare leaders in the area

• How to get a loved one to stop driving

• They are not alone

Who Should Attend?

• Grandparent caregivers

• Kinship caregivers

• Children of aging parents

• Parents caring for children

• Spousal caregivers

• Long-distance caregivers

• Pastoral caregivers

• Volunteer caregivers

• Professional caregivers

• And anyone else seeking hands-on caregiving advice

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Call (800) 829-2734 for information and to reserve your space.
Registration includes lunch: Limited free registrations are available for family caregivers online at or by calling 877-829-2734. The Church of the Beatitudes is located at 555 W Glendale Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona

Established in 1995, Caregiver Media Group,, has become the recognized media authority on caregiving through Today’s Caregiver magazine,, the Fearless Caregiver Conferences, the award winning book – The Fearless Caregiver: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One and Still Have a Life of Your Own, as well as Caregiver Media Group’s award winning content and custom publications.

Today’s Caregiver magazine contains cover interviews with celebrity caregivers, articles on caregiving issues and vital resources for all caregivers. Cover interviews have included Rosalynn Carter, Rob Lowe, Clay Walker, Elizabeth Dole, Debbie Reynolds, Della Reese, Nancy Snyderman, and Clay Aiken. The digital version of the magazine is available free of charge at

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