"Real Family Values, simply put, means that we don't need members of Congress to tell us how to be a family. It means having a representative that actually demonstrates the values of honesty, integrity, and compassion. The citizens of the 5th district deserve a representative that will reject corporate influences from lobbyists, be there for our neighbors in great times of tragedy, and be a representative who is accountable to the people and willing to place their needs above Washington politics.
My faith and my upbringing taught me that fighting poverty, helping those in need, and lifting up our brothers and sisters to adequately educate and prepare themselves is the right thing to do. Our families deserve more than empty moral posturing from an incumbent that votes to leave children without healthcare, leave Katrina victims to drown and our farmers out to dry, makes it more difficult to obtain student loans, and goes out of her way to vote for torture. The hard working and loving families of the 5th district deserve the things that we all want for our family."
Roy was born on 12/02/1943 in Mars Hill.
Roy Carter grew up in rural North Carolina and has lived in various North Carolina mountain communities all of his life.
In 1965, Roy married Patricia Burleson of nearby Barnardsville, N.C. Pat, also a career educator, recently retired after twenty-two years as an elementary school teacher. Roy and Pat have three children: Todd Carter, Andrea Carter Gimlin, Stacey Carter, and son-in-law Wiley Gimlin. They also have a grandson, Tristen Carter Gimlin, and recently welcomed a granddaughter, Eva, into the family.
Roy currentlylives in Glendale Springs.
Certification, Agriculture, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2005
Certification, Certified Athletic Administrator, National Federation of HS Athletic Administrators, 1995
Certification, Safety Education, Appalachian State University, 1978
BS, Education and Science, East Tennessee State University, 1968
Teacher/Football Coach, North Wilkes High School, 2004-2008
Teacher/Football Coach, Wilkes Central High School, 1999-2004
Teacher/Football Coach, Madison High School, 1996-1999
Teacher/Football Coach, Andrews and Hendersonville High School, 1972-1996
Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2007-2008
Member, First Baptist Church of West Jefferson, NC, 2006-2008
Member, North Carolina Football Coaches Association, 1990-2008
Member, North Carolina Association of Educators, 1970-2008
Member/Committee Member, North Carolina High School Athletic Association, 1970-2008
Member/ Adviser, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 1972-1996
Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
District 8 Representative, North Carolina High School Athletic Association Re-Alignment Committee, 1994.