Jason Carter is running for Governor of Georgia because he believes in Georgia at its best – Georgia’s kids learning in the very best schools, an economy that works for middle class families, and an honest government that works for everyone.
Jason currently serves in the Georgia State Senate. Since being elected, Jason has worked across partisan and geographic lines to bring honest debate to the state legislature on issues that matter to Georgia’s families.
In the Senate, Jason has fought for public education and to protect the HOPE Scholarship for Georgia families all across the state. He has worked to make sure that small businesses get the same benefits that big companies do, earning him an “A” from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business-Georgia for his work in the Senate in 2012. He has been a tireless advocate for stronger ethics laws to make sure that Georgia has an honest government that works for everyone.
As a Senate freshman, Jason was selected to participate in the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s bipartisan Georgia Legislative Leadership Institute. He has been honored with awards from numerous organizations including the Sheltering Arms Early Learning Centers, Common Cause Georgia, and the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, and he has twice received Environmental Leadership awards from Georgia Conservation Voters.
Jason is an attorney at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP where, in addition to his business litigation practice, he has logged hundreds of pro bono hours litigating on behalf of some of Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens. He fought to protect voting rights and challenged an overtly partisan reapportionment of the state Senate. For his service, Jason has received the Stuart Eizenstat Award from the Anti-Defamation League.
Jason serves on the boards of several charitable and public interest organizations including Hands On Atlanta, the DeKalb Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence, and the Georgia Bar Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carter Center and the Emory University Board of Visitors.
Jason is a ninth-generation Georgian. Jason and his wife Kate, a public high school teacher, have two young sons and live in Atlanta.