Steve Carter (Louisiana politician)

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Stephen Frank "Steve" Carter
Louisiana State Representative from District 68 (East Baton Rouge Parish)
Assumed office
January 14, 2008
Preceded by William Daniel
Personal details
Born October 1943
Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge Parish
Louisiana, USA
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Gloria Marjorie Solomon Carter
Children Solomon Stephen Carter

Doris Amelia Carter Hunt

Residence Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Alma mater Louisiana State University
Occupation Businessman

Assistant athletic director

Religion Presbyterian
Military service
Service/branch United States Air Force

Stephen Frank Carter, known as Steve Carter (born October 1943), is a businessman from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 68 in East Baton Rouge Parish.

A Baton Rouge native, Carter graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University and served from 1967 to 1971 in the United States Air Force, having attained the rank of captain. He is Presbyterian. Carter is married to the former Gloria Marjorie Solomon, and their children include Solomon Stephen Carter and Doris Amelia Carter Hunt.[1] Carter is a former tennis coach and assistant athletic director at LSU. Many university employees reside in his District 68.[2]

Three Republicans entered the House District 68 race in 2007 to succeed Democratic incumbent William Daniel. Lobbyist Kyle Ardoin, a Republican-turned-Democrat-returned-Republican, led the field with 5,531 votes (41 percent) to Carter's 5,242 (38.9 percent). The remaining 2,705 votes (20 percent) were received by Jay Lyles.[3] In the second balloting on November 17, which had a lower turnout because of the lack of a gubernatorial contest, Carter prevailed by 87 votes, 4,967 (50.4 percent) to Ardoin's 4,880 (49.6 percent).[4]

In the House, Carter has served on these committees: (1) Education, (2) Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs, (3) Ways and Means, and (4) Joint House and Senate Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay.[5] Prior to his election to the House, Carter had not previously sought office. His neighboring district colleague is fellow Republican Franklin Foil.

Carter was unopposed for his second term in the legislature in the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 22, 2011.


  1. ^ "Rep. Steve Carter". Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rep. Carter, Stephen F.". Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Louisiana primary election returns, October 20, 2007". Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Louisiana general election returns, November 17, 2011". 
  5. ^ "Representative Stephen F. Carter". Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
Louisiana House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Daniel
Louisiana State Representative from District 68 (East Baton Rouge Parish)

Stephen Frank "Steve" Carter

Succeeded by