Meet Jason Carter
Jason was elected to the Georgia Senate in a special election on May 11, 2010.
He ran because he knows that these tough times require an engaged community and active leadership and to continue in the tradition of service that has driven him from an early age and that is exemplified by the people of this community.
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. Following his first legislative session, Jason was also recognized with a 2011 Arnie Award for his leadership in the legislature.
Jason has stood up for what he thinks is right and has reached across partisan and geographic lines to bring honest debate to the state senate on issues like the HOPE Scholarship. He also helped lead a bipartisan group in opposition to the misguided immigration law that has cost Georgia’s economy dearly. Jason has led the charge to protect the Voting Rights Act and has also helped promote a strong economy and create jobs. In 2012, Jason received an “A” from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business-Georgia. As a freshman in the Senate, Jason was selected to participate in the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s bipartisan Georgia Legislative Leadership Institute. Most recently, Jason was named a national NewDEAL Leader.
Dedicated to Our Community
Jason is an attorney at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore where 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, challenged an overtly partisan reapportionment of the state senate, and stood against a photo ID requirement for voting in person. For his service, Jason received the Stuart Eizenstat Young Lawyer Award from the Anti-Defamation League.
In politics, Jason has campaigned for Democrats since before he could walk. More recently, he served on the Democratic Party of Georgia Executive Committee. In 2002, he co-founded the Red Clay Democrats, a young professionals group committed to energizing Georgia’s Democratic future. And in 2006, he co-founded Democrats Work, a national volunteer service organization that engages Democrats in their communities.
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 Afterschool Investment Council. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carter Center and recently joined the Emory University Board of Visitors.