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Senator Troy Carter

D - Senator District 7 of Louisiana

In 2015, Troy A. Carter was the first African-American to be elected and sworn in as Senator for District 7 of Louisiana. Since being elected he is vice-chairman of both the Labor & Industrial Relations and Disaster Recovery Committees; he is a member of the Judiciary C, Revenue & Fiscal Affairs, Senate & Governmental Affairs, Coastal Restoration & Flood Control, Veterans Affairs Committees and Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

Carter has enjoyed a distinguished career in virtually every level of local and state government. He served for six years as the Executive Assistant to Mayor Sidney Barthelemy. In 1991, Carter became the first African-American to be elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives from the 102nd District of New Orleans (Algiers). In 1994, Troy Carter was elected to the New Orleans City Council representing District C, which includes the historic French Quarter and the New Orleans Westbank. During his tenure as a State Legislator, Carter has authored and/or cosponsored more than seventy-five bills, which become law.

Troy A. Carter is the youngest of six children. He was educated in the Orleans Parish Public

School system and matriculated at Xavier University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in

Political Science and Business Administration. Troy Carter has also studied at Carnegie-

Mellon’s Graduate School of Urban and Public Affairs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has

served as an Adjunct instructor of Political Science at Xavier University of Louisiana. He was

awarded a Green Foundation Fellow to Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of

Government’s Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.