Troy Carter (New Orleans)

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Troy Anthony Carter
Louisiana State Senator for District 7 (Orleans Parish)
Assumed office
January 11, 2016
Preceded by David Heitmeier
Member of the New Orleans City Council for District C
Preceded by Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
Succeeded by Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
Louisiana State Representative for District 102
In office
1992–1994
Preceded by Francis C. Heitmeier
Succeeded by Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
Personal details
Born (1963-10-26) October 26, 1963 (age 52)
Political party Democratic
Alma mater

Xavier University of Louisiana

Carnegie-Mellon University

Troy Anthony "C" Carter (born October 26, 1963) is the District 7 member of the Louisiana State Senate who formerly served on the New Orleans City Council. In the November 21 runoff election, Carter defeated his fellow Democrat, Jeff Arnold, who is a term-limited former state representative for the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans.

In 1994, he was elected to represent District C on the city council, having become the first African-American to represent that portion of the city since Reconstruction. He served until 2002, when he unsuccessfully sought the office of mayor. Carter was eliminated in the 2002 primary election by Ray Nagin (the final winner) and Richard Pennington. Carter previously represented District 102 in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1992 to 1994, when he was elected to the city council. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district seat in 2006 against then-incumbent William J. Jefferson.[1]

Carter is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, where he majored in business administration and political science. Carter was initiated into the Beta Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi while a student at Xavier. He embarked on graduate studies in Pittsburgh at Carnegie-Mellon University's School of Urban and Public Affairs. He has been a political science instructor at his alma mater, Xavier.[2]

Carter received 12,935 votes (56.8 percent) in the 2015 runoff election to Arnold's 9,852 (43.2 percent).[3] The position opened with the retirement of the two-term Senator David Heitmeier.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Troy Carter's 2006 campaign bio" (accessed 2009 June 08).
  2. ^ Carter bio on Zoominfo (accessed 2009 June 08).
  3. ^ "Results for Election Date: 11/21/2015". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved November 28, 2015. 
Louisiana Senate
Preceded by
David Heitmeier
Louisiana State Senator for
District 7 (Orleans Parish)

Troy Anthony Carter
2016–

Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
Member of New Orleans City Council for District C

Troy Anthony Carter
1994–2002

Succeeded by
Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
Preceded by
Francis C. Heitmeier
Louisiana State Representative for District 102 (New Orleans)

Troy Anthony Carter
1992–1994

Succeeded by
Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson