Congressman John Carter

Representing the 31st District of Texas
About Me
U.S. Representative
John R. Carter
Representing the 31st Congressional District of Texas


Meet Judge Carter

U.S. Representative John R. Carter represents Texas' 31st Congressional District, which includes Williamson and Bell counties. In the 116th Congress, Rep. Carter sits on the Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, and he is the ranking member on the Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. In addition, he serves as co-chairman of the bipartisan House Army Caucus and is a member of the House Republican Steering Committee, a leadership position.

Since his first election in 2002, Congressman Carter has established himself as a leader in Congress who has the foresight and courage to author and support numerous pieces of legislation that would increase the protection of U.S. citizens and bring justice to those who threaten our freedom and way of life.

Congressman Carter is one of the few House members who has authored legislation signed into law under Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump. Despite being a veteran congressman, John Carter is still known as "Judge" for having served over 20 years on the district court bench in Williamson County, which he won as the first countywide elected Republican in Williamson County in modern history. Before becoming a judge, Congressman Carter had a successful private law practice and continued to practice law while serving as the municipal judge in Round Rock.

A true Texan at heart, Congressman Carter was born and raised in Houston and has spent his adult life in Central Texas. Carter attended Texas Tech University, where he graduated with a degree in history and then graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1969. Congressman Carter and his wife, Erika, met in Holland and have been happily married since June 15, 1968. Since then, they have built a home and raised a family of four on Christian beliefs and strong Texas values. Congressman Carter and Mrs. Carter are also proud grandparents to six precious grandchildren.