Senator Carter’s career of serving her community spans over 35 years.
Member of Senate since May 4, 2018. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2019-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2019-; Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight, 2019-. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2020-. Member, Marijuana Legalization Work Group, 2019. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2018-; Women Legislators of Maryland, 2018-; Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2021-.
Member, Pimlico Community Development Authority, 2018-; Juvenile Justice Reform Council, 2019-; Maryland Violence Intervention and Prevention Advisory Council, 2019-; COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force, 2020-21; Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission, 2020-; Maryland State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision, 2020-.
Member of House of Delegates, January 8, 2003 to January 2, 2017. Resigned January 2, 2017. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2003-17 (juvenile law subcommittee, 2003-05; criminal justice subcommittee, 2005-06; chair, estates & trusts subcommittee, 2007-11; chair, juvenile law subcommittee, 2011-17; member, family law subcommittee, 2015-17). Member, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2004-06. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2003-17 (parliamentarian, 2004-17); Women Legislators of Maryland, 2003-17. City Council Assistant, 5th District, Baltimore City, 1988-90. Assistant Public Defender, District 1, Baltimore City, 1995. Hearing Officer, Civil Service Commission, Baltimore City, 1995-96. Assistant City Solicitor, Baltimore City, 1996-98. Member, Minority Business Enterprise Certification Advisory Committee, Department of Transportation, 1998-2000.
Member, Governor’s Commission on Minority Business Enterprise Reform, 2003; Task Force on Juvenile Court Jurisdiction, 2013-14.
Director, Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, Baltimore City, 2017-18 (deputy director, 2018-).