Buddy Carter, U.S. Representative for Georgia

Buddy Carter

U.S. Representative for Georgia 

Earl Leroy “Buddy” Carter was born in September 1957 in Port Wentworth, Georgia. He earned an associate degree from Young Harris College and a Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Georgia. 

He entered politics, serving on the planning and zoning commission for the city of Pooler for four years, and was later on the city council. He served as mayor of Pooler for eight years and was later elected to the Georgia House of Representatives and Georgia Senate. He has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since January 2015. 

He is married to Amy and they have three children. He is a Methodist. 

In the News…

Georgia Representative Buddy Carter introduced a bill to examine steps taken by the federal government toward ensuring school safety following the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The Providing Reports on the Efforts Combating Threats at Schools Act (known as the PROTECTS Act) would require President Biden to submit a report to congressional committees on the actions his administration has taken to improve public school safety. 

“The President shall submit to the relevant congressional committees a report on the actions Executive agencies are taking to make school security improvements to protect children in public elementary and secondary schools,” according to the bill text. 

Representative Carter stated, “I understand the need to protect students. I understand the importance of our Second Amendment. This bill will give Congress the information it needs to enact sound policy and protect our children without infringing on constitutional rights.” 

Representative Carter explained why he introduced the PROTECTS Act, saying the responsibility of elected officials is to “ensure that our policies don’t just have good intentions but have good outcomes.” He added, “Before we rush to enact sweeping measures that will only restrict law-abiding citizens’ access to gun ownership, we need a complete understanding of what government agencies are doing to protect students.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Carter today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Buddy Carter 
Representative for Georgia 
2432 Rayburn House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515 


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