Lee J. Carter

Lee J. Carter DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Lee J. CarterDEMDemocrat American politician
35
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4
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VAResidence (state)

Lee Jin Carter (born June 2, 1987) is an American former politician who represented the 50th district in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2018 to 2022. A member of the Democratic Party, he defeated Jackson Miller, the Republican House Majority Whip, to win the seat. Born in North Carolina, Carter is an IT specialist and a former U.S. Marine. In the House of Delegates, Carter served on the Finance Committee and the Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee. He is a self-proclaimed communist, the first such state delegate in the U.S. since 1929. In 2017, he was endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), of which he was a member, but later had a series of confrontations with the organization. As a Marine, Carter went to Kuwait and the Mediterranean. His unit, the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, was also one of the first to respond to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.In 2021, Carter ran for governor of Virginia in the 2021 election. He came in fifth of the five candidates in the Democratic Primary with less than 3% of the vote, losing to Terry McAuliffe, and also lost the primary for renomination for his House seat.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
Northern Virginia Community College
Associate's Applied Science
2017
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Delegate
Commonwealth of Virginia House
2018 - 2022
Information Technology Specialist
CSONV
2016 - Current
Field Service Engineer
EASi
2015 - 2016
Information Technology Specialist
Gemmis Technologies
2016
Junior System Engineer
Sequentur
2016
Field Service Engineer
Bella Rosa Group, Incorporated
2015
Field Service Engineer
Radiation Oncology, Varian Medical Systems & RSA, Incorporated
2011 - 2014
Served
United States Marine Corps
2006 - 2011
Other Experience1 - 4 of 4
Member
Bull Run Unitarian Universalists
Current
Member
Manassas City Democratic Committee
Current
Former Member
Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Subcommittee on Finance #1, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates