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Former Representative Robby Carter announces for District 72

Former Representative Robby Carter announces for District 72
Posted: Jul 31, 2015
Categories: Front Page, Politics
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Former state representative Robby Carter announced his candidacy for his former seat, Louisiana House District 72. Carter served as a state representative from 1996 to 2008 and is ready to put that valuable experience to work again for the district and the State of Louisiana.
“I will bring experience and leadership to District 72,” said Carter. “As a state representative I have a proven record of delivering projects and services to our area. I look forward to putting this experience to work for my constituents to provide the services and projects that this district needs and deserves. ”  
During his term in office, Carter served as the Vice Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee,  Chairman of the Rural Caucus and the House of Representatives Floor Leader for former Governor Kathleen Blanco.  
Carter’s previous terms in the house were filled with accomplishments. Carter was the co-author of the TOPS scholarship law; he authored a bill that stopped the industrial landfill in St. Helena Parish; and he helped increase the pay of K-12 teachers and university professors to match the regional average.  
Additionally, Carter obtained funding for the Florida Parishes Arena, the Florida Parishes Technical College, the I-55 Welcome Center, the FAARM Arena and many other projects in St. Helena, Tangipahoa and East Feliciana Parishes.
Through dedication to Louisiana Carter earned the Outstanding Legislator Award from the Louisiana Association of Educators, the Louisiana Municipal Association and the Louisiana Police Jury Association. Carter said, “I was honored to be recognized by the people I was serving. I will work just as hard for my constituents this time as I did then.”
Outside of the legislature, Carter is an experienced attorney.  He has practiced for 32 years and has served as the town attorney of Greensburg and Montpelier. He was the President of the 21st Judicial District Bar Association and the Chairman of the 21st Judicial District Indigent Defender Board. He is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and the Louisiana State University School of Law.
 “I know the law well because I have decades of professional experience in the law. I will use this knowledge to serve my constituents well.”
Carter, along with fruitful political and professional careers, has been continually involved in his community. He is the former chairman of the Lallie Kemp Hospital Board of Directors, as well as a former member of the Headstart Board. Currently he is a member of the Cattleman’s Association, and a member of the LA Forestry Association.  He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Greensburg Methodist Church.
Carter graduated from Greensburg High School, and then received an undergraduate degree from Southeastern and a law degree from LSU Law Center. He is married to the former Kerry Anthony and has three children.