Margaret Carter

Margaret Carter DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Margaret CarterDEMDemocrat American politician
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Years of Age
22
Years of Experience
ORResidence (state)

Margaret Louise Carter (née Hunter; December 29, 1935) is an American politician who was a Democratic member of the Oregon Legislative Assembly from 1985 to 1999 and 2001 to 2009 and was the first black woman elected to the state's legislature. She served in the Oregon House of Representatives until 1999, and then in the Oregon State Senate from 2001 to 2009. She served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Vice Chair for Ways and Means, and as a member of both the Health and Human Services and Oregon State Hospital Patient Care committees. She announced her resignation from the Senate effective August 31, 2009, and took a post as Deputy Director for Human Services Programs at the Oregon Department of Human Services. In 2015, she was reportedly considering a return to the senate.

Education6 - 6 of 4
Portland State University
bachelor's degree education
1972
Grambling State University
Portland Community College
Oregon State University
master's degree educational psychology
1973 - 1974
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Senator
Oregon State Senate
2001 - 2009
Representative
Oregon State House of Representatives
1984 - 1998
Former President Pro Tempore
Oregon State Senate
Counselor
Portland Community College
Experience
Prison Counselor
President
Portland Urban League
Other Experience1 - 4 of 4
Chief Executive Officer
Urban League of Portland
Current
Past Board Member
Red Cross
Former President
Urban League of Portland
Co-Chair
Ways and Means Committee