Rep. Troy Carter
Full Name
Rep. Troy Carter
Job Title
D-Louisiana 02
U.S. House of Representatives
Speaker Bio
The Honorable Troy A. Carter, Sr. is serving in his first term as the Congressman from Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District. Congressman Carter currently serves on two House Committees, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, one of the largest committees in Congress that has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation, and the Small Business Committee, which has direct oversight and consideration over all matters affecting small businesses.

In 1991, Congressman Carter became the first African American to be elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives from the 102nd District in Algiers, where he served as the youngest ever floor leader representing the City of New Orleans. He was later elected to the New Orleans City Council, and then to the State Senate for Louisiana’s 7th District, where he served as the Senate Minority Leader for the Democratic Caucus. As a Louisiana state legislator, Congressman Carter championed large-scale infrastructure projects, economic development and efforts to decrease homelessness. He has also worked as a staunch advocate for criminal justice reform, women’s healthcare and civil rights and equality on behalf of the LGBTQI+ community. As a Congressman, he actively continues his work to address the issues above and several others, including COVID-19 relief for individuals and small businesses, environmental justice reform and reducing student debt.