Dan Carter (politician)

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Dan Carter
Rep Dan Carter.jpg
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
from the 2nd district
Assumed office
January 5, 2011
Preceded by Jason Bartlett
Personal details
Political party Republican
Residence Bethel, Connecticut
Website www.repcarter.com

Dan Carter is a politician from Connecticut. A Republican, he was elected to his first term in the Connecticut House of Representatives in November 2010, representing the state’s second district in Bethel, Danbury and Redding.[1]

Early Life and education[edit]

Carter is a son of Emery A. Carter and Kathryn Carter of Vandalia, Ohio. His mother, who is retired, was a nurse for a local physician. His father, who is also retired, was a deputy sheriff for Montgomery County. Carter has one younger brother, David..[2]

Carter was active in his community and Boy Scouts as a youth and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Vandalia-Butler High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


After graduation from college, Carter was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force through ROTC. He completed Undergraduate Pilot Training at Reese AFB in Lubbock, Texas and was assigned to the 40th Tactical Airlift Squadron at Pope AFB in Fayetteville, North Carolina to fly the C-130 Hercules. Carter’s most notable missions were flown in support of Operation Desert Storm, Operation Provide Comfort, and Operation Provide Promise.

Carter was assigned as an Instructor Pilot in the 50th Flying Training Squadron at Columbus AFB in Columbus, Mississippi flying the T-38 Talon. After 2 years, Carter was assigned to the 48th Flying Training Squadron as an Instructor Pilot in the T-1A Jayhawk. In addition to training student pilots, Carter held a variety of staff positions including Strategic Plans Officer, Airspace Manager, Safety Officer, Current Operations Flight Commander, and Assistant Operations Officer. While stationed in Mississippi, Carter taught as an Adjunct Instructor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Carter's active military duty ended in 1999, after which he pursued a career in healthcare. Carter worked for Pfizer Inc., where he represented medications to physicians and hospitals. His specialties included Cardiology, Pediatrics, Urology, Rheumatology, Orthopedics, and Neurology. Carter still serves in the Air Force Reserve as an Admissions Liaison for the United States Air Force Academy.

Carter was elected a state representative in 2010, defeating Democrat Jason Bartlett by 4181 (52%) to 3920 (48%).[3][4]

In 2012, Carter was elected to a second term after defeating his challenger, Steven DeMoura.

Personal life[edit]

Carter was married to Cordy Puglio of Redding, Connecticut in 1994. They had two children. Carter divorced in 2002. He currently shares custody of his children and lives in Bethel, Connecticut.

Connecticut House of Representatives[edit]

Committee assignments[edit]

  • Public Health
  • Energy
  • Banks


  1. ^ "Meet the Candidate: Dan Carter". BethelPatch. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  2. ^ "Representative Carter Website". House Republicans. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  3. ^ "Republican Newcomer Defeats Two Term Incumbent". Danbury News Times. 2010-11-03. 
  4. ^ "11/02/2010 Election Results for State Representative". Connecticut Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 

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