The Honorable Heather Carter

Arizona House of Representatives

Representative Heather Carter is your state representative from North Phoenix, Cave Creek, and North Scottsdale.

Currently, Representative Carter is the Chairperson of the House Health Committee, and the ranking Republican member of the House Education Committee.

First elected in 2010, she has a track record of sponsoring legislation that solves many of the complex problems facing Arizona, making her one of the most effective legislators at the Capitol. As your state legislator, she has worked to streamline government, improve the economy, encourage job creation, protect the most vulnerable, reform education and healthcare, while maintaining a balanced state budget through responsible spending measures.

For her work at the Capitol, Representative Carter has won a number of prestigious awards from education groups, veteran organizations, healthcare and patient advocacy groups, including many other “Legislator of the Year” honors.

In her professional life, she is a well-respected educational leader in her community, working as a clinical associate professor at Arizona State University, preparing teachers and leaders for Arizona Schools. She also works with local school districts on educational reform issues. She was a 7th grade teacher in the Paradise Valley Unified School District and currently serves as a parent/community representative on many committees for Cave Creek Unified School District and Paradise Valley Community College.

Since moving to Arizona over 25 years ago, she has devoted her professional life to making Arizona a quality place to live, learn, work and prosper. She moved to Arizona from Maryland to attend Arizona State University, where she graduated with a degree in communication. Following graduation, she worked for KOOL-FM, the Phoenix Suns and then pharmaceutical sales. For almost 20 years, Representative Carter has worked in education, and earned a master’s degree in educational technology from ASU and a doctorate in educational leadership from NAU.

Married for 20 years, Representative Carter and her husband reside in Cave Creek with their daughter, who attends public school. 

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