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    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 Defense Subcomittee on Appropriations and he is the Ranking Member on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Appropriations. In addition, he serves as Co-Chairman of the bipartisan House Army Caucus and is member of the House Republicans 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 county-wide 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.

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    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.  


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Central Texas leads way in career education

For too long, high school students across the nation have been told a technical credential is a second-rate alternative to a four-year college degree. Here in the heart of Central Texas, our district is leading the way in changing that stigma.

By providing exciting Career and Technical Education opportunities to students ranging from culinary arts to aviation, mechanics to beauty, our school districts are empowering students to pursue their passions and placing them on a pathway to success.

In Georgetown, high school students in the TangoFlight program collaborate in building fully functioning airplanes. From tightening the first screw to seeing their project take flight, students gain hands-on experience and receive dual-course credit they can apply to high-demand jobs in the aviation industry.

TangoFlight’s inaugural, nationally acclaimed program took off with so much success they are already looking to expand opportunities for future students in Central Texas and across the country.

Students and faculty at Killeen school district’s Career Center also display the value of Career and Technical Education. Not only do these bright students learn the technical skills necessary to succeed in fields such as automotive mechanics, health care and the beauty industry, they learn the value of smart business practices and leadership.

Killeen district beauty students hone their skills and serve their community at The Salon, serving their clients with both talent and professionalism. Students can complete these programs, earn trade credentials or certificates and immediately find competitive, well-paying jobs upon graduation.

No student has the same interests or strengths, and giving our students a choice for their own success is crucial. As a father of four and grandfather of six, I know every child is different. As adults, mentors, parents and educators, we must empower our kids to follow their own right path.

Every individual plays an important role in the success of our community, no matter their individual passion or career path. It’s time for the country to recognize the importance of technical careers to our economy, and invest in Career and Technical Education as we have here in Central Texas.

Rep. Carter represents Texas District 31, which includes Fort Hood, the largest active duty armored military installation in the free world. He serves as Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations, co-chairman of the Congressional Army Caucus, is on the Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice and Science and the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.


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  • Office Locations Push

    Office Name Location Image Map URL
    Washington DC
    2110 Rayburn H.O.B.
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    (202) 225-3864
    Round Rock Office
    1717 North IH 35
    Suite 303
    Round Rock, TX 78664
    (512) 246-1600
    Bell County Office
    6544B S. General Bruce Drive
    Temple, TX 76502
    Located next to the DPS office
    (254) 933-1392