Dan Carter won the election for the 2nd Assembly District in November 2010 by defeating incumbent Jason Bartlett.
Carter's biography on the state General Assembly Republican website describes him this way, "Ohio-native Carter has strong middle class roots, growing up as the son of a police officer and a nurse. He is a graduate of Bowling Green University, where he earned a degree in political science. He also holds a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science. While in college, Carter joined the U.S. Air Force ROTC program — a move that eventually saw him become a C-130 “Hercules” pilot. Carter served in Saudi Arabia in support of operation Desert Storm, and he also served two tours over war-torn Bosnia through NATO. Carter also participated in missions supporting this country’s drug interdiction program in Central America. His military work earned him the Meritorious Service Medal."
Carter has a background in professional health care and has taken a position against unionizing day care workers and home health aides as one group, His concern is that, “The bill would allow the two groups to bargain collectively for their subsidized wages, but not for health insurance, pension, working conditions or any other benefit.”
Carter has offered his support for the sale of craft beer in pubs and other venues. Carter said at the time it is an issue worth studying.
Carter, along with all Republicans in the general assembly, opposed the early release program of prisoners.
State Representative Dan Carter (R-2) spoke out today along with the State’s Victim Advocate on the controversial Risk Reduction Earned Credits (RREC) Program, and the role it may have played in two recent murders.