|Wilmer Amina Carter|
|Member of the California State Assembly
from the 62nd district
December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2012
|Preceded by||Joe Baca, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Steven Bradford|
July 12, 1941 |
Neshoba County, Mississippi
|Spouse(s)||William Henry "Ratibu" Jacocks|
|Alma mater||California State University, San Bernardino|
Pre-legislative career and personal
Wilmer Amina Carter comes from a large, extended family and spent her childhood years on a farm in Mississippi before moving to San Bernardino.
Carter served 16 years on the Rialto Board of Education from 1983 through 1999. For 23 years from 1973 until 1996, she was a staff member for Congressman George Brown, Jr.. One of her jobs was District director. She also coordinated legislative and community relations for Cal State San Bernardino.
Assembly member Carter graduated from San Bernardino High School and San Bernardino Valley College, and earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in education from California State University, San Bernardino.
The 62nd Assembly District
She represented the 62nd district. The district encompasses the southern part of the Westside and the northern South Bay region, reaching from South Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. Heavily urban and ethnically diverse, the district is centered on Los Angeles International Airport.
During her tenure, Assembly Member Carter has created, co-authored and supported laws that improve health, safety, transportation, jobs, housing and education for the citizens of the 62nd District and California.