By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 16, 2017
VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- State Representative Amy Carter (R-Valdosta) announced her resignation Wednesday from the Georgia House of Representatives.
Her last day in office is December 31. She will be taking a position with the Technical College System of Georgia as Executive Director of Advancement.
The longtime legislator represents House District 175, which includes Brooks County and portions of Lowndes and Thomas counties. She was elected in 2006 as the district’s first female representative.
“It has been an absolute honor to serve my district as a state legislator for the past 11 years, and I am forever grateful to my constituents for entrusting me to represent them,” said Rep. Carter. “I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside what I consider the greatest delegation in the state, and I am proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish as a team.”
Rep. Carter helped secure funding for Valdosta State University’s Health Sciences and Business Administration building, and was the lead sponsor of the Music Investment Act of 2017. She also served as Governor Nathan Deal’s House Floor Leader.
“Representative Carter has been an invaluable asset to the House of Representatives, and we will certainly miss her insight and leadership,” said Speaker David Ralston.
Rep. Carter was named Valdosta’s Woman of the Year in 2002 and Brooks County’s Woman of the Year in 2014. She said she will continue to live in South Georgia.
“This is where my home and my heart are located,” said Rep. Carter.