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Carter, Brenda (D)

State Representative District 29
Office: N793 HOB
Term: Second
Phone: (517) 373-0475
Home Address: 331 West Walton Blvd., Pontiac, MI 48340
Seat Number: 63
Standing Committees: Insurance(VC), Families, Children & Seniors, Education
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

BB - Binsfeld Building,  BT - Boji Tower,  CB - Capitol Building,  HOB - House Office Building  


Rep. Brenda Carter was first elected to the House on Nov. 6, 2018 whe she defeated Republican Timothy CARRIER after securing 74.1 percent of the vote.

In the August 2018 primary, she won in a six-candidate field by securing 30.78 percent of the vote.

In 2020, Rep. Carter ran unopposed in the August Democratic primary.  In the general election, she carried 72.8% of the vote.  


Carter spoke around the world with the Improved Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks and as an organizer of the Million Woman March.

She moved to Pontiac in 1998 and began working with the Pontiac Community Schools Improvement Team.

Carter was president of the Pontiac School District Board of Education and Michigan Association of School Board Directors.

To read MIRS biography of Rep. Carter, click here.


She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in public administration. She plans to pursue a doctorate in education from Oakland University.


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