Carter will resign from House for TCSG position

[private]State Rep. Amy Carter (R-Valdosta) will resign from the Georgia House effective Dec. 31 to take a job as executive director of advancement at the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

“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 Carter.

Carter, who was a teacher at Lowndes County High School, was first elected to the House as a Democrat in 2006 but later switched parties.  She currently is chair of the Appropriations subcommittee on general government.

“Without a doubt, her work in the classroom brought a fresh perspective to the House of Representatives, and I know her students will equally miss her leadership,” House Speaker David Ralston said.

“She is truly a champion for education, and the role she is assuming will allow her to continue touching the lives of students at an even greater level, which will ultimately build a better Georgia for us all,” Ralston added.

Carter represents House District 175, which includes Brooks County as well as portions of Lowndes and Thomas counties. A special election will have to be called to replace her, but whoever wins the election will likely miss most of the upcoming legislative session.

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