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  EDITORIAL: Karen Carter for Congress
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ContributorBrandonius Maximus 
Last EditedBrandonius Maximus  Oct 30, 2006 02:25pm
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MediaNewspaper - New Orleans Times-Picayune
News DateMonday, October 30, 2006 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe needs of the 2nd Congressional District are extensive after Hurricane Katrina, but none may be more crucial than having effective, honorable leadership in Washington. State Rep. Karen Carter is the best candidate to provide both.

Rep. Carter, who is serving her second term in the Louisiana House of Representatives, is an intelligent and energetic lawmaker who has been a force for positive change in the State House.

She quickly emerged as a leader when she arrived in Baton Rouge in 1999, and she has been a consistent voice for redvforming New Orleans schools. She also worked hard to get the House to pass levee board consolidation legislation earlier this year, and she did so even though some powerful members wanted to maintain the status quo. Thankfully, the legislation passed, and voters last month overwhelmingly approved amending the Constitution to merge multiple levee boards in south Louisiana.

Rep. Carter graduated from Howard University and earned a law degree from Tulane University. In addition to her service in the Legislature, she is active in community groups. She is a board member of the YWCA of Greater New Orleans, Dryades YMCA, Kinglsey House, The Blood Center and the Friends of New Orleans Public Library.

Her tenure in public service has been marked by a dedication to ethics and the public good. Those are qualities that are badly needed in Congress, particularly in the 2nd District.
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