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Gary Carter Jr.

Gary is the Louisiana State Representative for District 102, which encompasses the Westbank of the City of New Orleans, known as Algiers.

Gary is also an experienced civil trial attorney, having practiced law in the Products Liability Section of McGlinchey Stafford and as Senior Counsel in the Legal Department of a Fortune 500 company. Gary resigned serving as Senior Counsel in July of 2015 when he decided to run for the Louisiana Legislature. He joined Kelly Hart & Pitre, an energy-focused law firm, as a partner in its New Orleans Office.

In September of 2017, Gary joined Lloyd Frischhertz, Dominick Impastato, Marc Frischhertz and the lawyers of Frischhertz, Poulliard, Frischhertz and Impastato, where he represents both Plaintiffs and Fortune 500 Corporations in civil litigation.

Immediately following his election in October of 2015, his fellow legislators elected Gary to the powerful Appropriations Committee, which prepares and appropriates Louisiana's $32 billion budget. Gary also serves on the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, the House & Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Judiciary Committee. Gary also serves on the Energy Council.

Gary attended St. Andrews the Apostle Elementary School in Algiers and graduated from Archbishop Shaw High School. Gary earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Xavier University, where he was President of the Political Science Club. He earned his law degree from Tulane Law School with a Certificate in Environmental Law. While in law school, Gary argued on the Moot Court Board, and he currently teaches Trial Advocacy at Tulane Law School. Gary also serves on the Presidential Advisory Board of Xavier University.

He is a principal of Connect Strategies, LLC and Trademarks and Hashtags, LLC providing full-service branding, political and digital solutions. 

He is married to Desiree Morrell Carter, MD, and is the father of Theresa, Lil Gary and Daniel.

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