John Carter serves the people of Texas’ 31st Congressional District and appreciates his neighbors trusting him to cast their vote 1500 miles away in Washington, DC. As the First Republican elected in Williamson County since reconstruction, Central Texans have trusted John Carter with the Rule of Law as a District Judge and now as their Congressman!
Congressman Carter is the leading defender of the Rule of Law in the House, and has built a legacy of authoring and supporting legislation to increase the homeland security and national defense of the United States.
Congressman Carter served 3 terms in the House Republican Leadership, serving in the sixth most influential position in the House. He serves as the Ranking Member of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Appropriations. He also serves on the Defense Subcommittee and Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee. Congressman Carter’s passion in the House is the men and women and their families who serve our Great Country and continues to serve as Co-Chairman of the House Army Caucus.
Congressman Carter is known as “Judge” on Capitol Hill and at home for serving over 20 years on the Texas bench. As an attorney, Carter represented the Round Rock and Williamson County communities through their multiple booming phases of growth and continues to support and guide today’s growth.
Judge Carter was born and raised in Houston. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in history, and received a law degree from the University of Texas Law School in 1969.
John and Erika Carter have been married since 1968, after the couple met in Holland where John worked on offshore oil rigs while in college. The Carters have two sons, two daughters and six grandchildren. The Carter’s raised their family in Williamson County on Christian beliefs and strong Texas values.