Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A historical political resource." 
Email: Password:

  Carter, Earl L. "Buddy"
NameEarl L. "Buddy" Carter
Pooler, Georgia , United States
Born September 06, 1957 (63 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Apr 06, 2020 10:29pm
Tags Married - Methodist -
InfoRepresentative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter from Pooler, Georgia represents House District 159 which covers South Effingham and West Chatham Counties. Representative Carter is a first-term legislator who entered politics to give back to the state and community that has so richly blessed his family and his life.

Representative Carter is not new to the political arena, having served as Mayor of the City of Pooler for 5 terms (1996-2004). Prior to his terms as Mayor, his service to Pooler also included 2 years as Mayor Pro-Tem and 4 years on the Planning and Zoning Committee. He also served as Chairman of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Planning Commission and Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of West Chatham YMCA, Administrative Board of Wesley Monumental Methodist Church, and on the Advisory Board of Wachovia Bank. Rep. Carter’s involvement in the state and his community also includes serving on the Boards of the Mighty Eight Air Force Heritage Museum, and Young Harris College.

On a personal side Representative Carter has been married to the former Amy Coppage of Waycross for 27 exhilarating years. They have three sons, Joel who is a sophomore at Washington & Lee University, Barrett who is a senior at Savannah Country Day School, and Travis who is a freshman at Savannah Country Day School.

Rep. Buddy Carter was born in Savannah, Georgia and graduated with a B.S. in Pharmacy from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia after earning an associate degree from Young Harris College. Besides being active in politics and the community, Representative Carter is also a full time pharmacist who owns several pharmacies on the coast.

Representative Buddy Carter will serve the 2005-2006 term in the Georgia House of Representatives as Secretary of the Health & Human Services Committee, and on Economic Development and Industrial Relations.


Title Purchase Contributor

Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

Date Category Headline Article Contributor

Importance? 0.00000 Average


  11/03/2020 GA District 01 Won 58.35% (+16.70%)
  06/09/2020 GA District 01 - R Primary Won 82.16% (+65.77%)
  11/06/2018 GA District 01 Won 57.74% (+15.48%)
  05/22/2018 GA District 01 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/2016 GA District 01 Won 99.59% (+99.18%)
  05/24/2016 GA District 01 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2014 GA District 01 Won 60.91% (+21.83%)
  07/22/2014 GA District 01 - R Runoff Won 53.81% (+7.62%)
  05/20/2014 GA District 01 - R Primary Won 36.22% (+13.52%)
  11/06/2012 GA State Senate 01 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/31/2012 GA State Senate 01- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 GA State Senate 01 Won 70.33% (+40.65%)
  07/20/2010 GA State Senate 01- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/2009 GA State Senate 01 - Special Won 82.14% (+64.28%)
  11/04/2008 GA State House 159 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/15/2008 GA State House 159- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 GA State House 159 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/18/2006 GA State House 159 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 GA State House 159 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/20/2004 GA State House 159 - R Primary Won 53.97% (+7.94%)
GA District 14 - R Runoff - Aug 11, 2020 R John Cowan
GA District 06 - R Primary - Jun 09, 2020 R Karen Handel
GA Amendment 4: Marsy's Law Crime Victim Rights - Nov 06, 2018 YES Yes
GA US President - R Primary - Mar 06, 2012 R Rick Perry
GA Governor - R Primary - Jul 20, 2010 R Eric Johnson
C00543967 BUDDY CARTER FOR CONGRESS $ 1748536.25