Roy James Carter – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for State Senator District 45, North Carolina

North Carolina Democratic Party
PO Box 166Glendale Spgs, NC 28629
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

"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

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

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.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

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

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

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.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)


Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

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

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