A. Carter is the youngest of six children. He was educated in the Orleans
Parish Public School system and matriculated at Xavier University earning a
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Business Administration.
Troy Carter also studied at Carnegie-Mellon’s Graduate School of
Urban and Public Affairs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and served as an
Adjunct instructor of Political Science at Xavier University of Louisiana.
He was awarded a Green Foundation Fellow to Harvard University, John
F. Kennedy School of Government’s Program for Senior Executives in State and
In June of
1990, then Council member Carter was selected by the American Council of
Young Political Leaders (ACYL) to participate in an economic study tour of
China as a National Delegate representing the United States.
has enjoyed a distinguished career in virtually every level of local and
state government. He served for
six years as the Executive Assistant to Mayor Sidney Barthelemy. In 1991,
Troy Carter became the first African-American to be elected to the Louisiana
House of Representatives from the 102nd District (Algiers).
He served on the Education Committee, Municipal Parochial and
Cultural Affairs Committee, and the Transportation & Highway Committee and
served as the youngest floor leader representing the City of New Orleans in
the Louisiana House of Representatives.
Troy Carter was elected to the New Orleans City Council representing
District C, which includes the historic French Quarter and the New Orleans
Westbank – once again, the first African-American to be elected to the
eight years on the city council, Councilman Carter served with distinction
and was a driving force in the renaissance of New Orleans with an enviable
record of achievement.
District C enjoyed the largest decreases in
Large buses were banned from the French
The historic Treme Villa was restored.
The creation of the Jazz Walk of Fame in
Restoration of streetcar service to Canal
Street has been completed.
Led efforts to battle homelessness in New
Secured more than one hundred million dollars
in street repairs, parks, playgrounds and other capital projects for the
Revitalized Canal Street through major street and sidewalk
rehabilitation and development of the Ritz-Carlton and Canal/Bourbon Streets
Development of Wal-Mart Super Center in
Algiers; the first Supercenter in New Orleans.
Expansion of Woldenberg Village in Algiers
Renovation of Washington Artillery Park and
Troy Carter again made history by becoming the first incumbent District C
Councilmember in modern history to be re-elected without opposition.
has received numerous commendations for his outstanding contributions to
encourage community empowerment and for his efforts to eradicate urban
blight. In September 1992,
during his first year as a state representative, Troy Carter was recognized
by the Louisiana Municipal Association, which awarded him the Outstanding
Legislator of the Year. He was
also named to the “All Rookie Team 1993” by the late Louisiana political
columnist John Maginnis. During
his tenure as a state legislator, Troy Carter authored and/or cosponsored
more than seventy-five bills, which have become law.
is committed to the community and serves on a number of civic associations.
He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Boys and
Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana; has served as a member of the board of
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater New Orleans, and is a charter member of
100 Black Men of New Orleans; a member of the Board of Directors of Touro
Infirmary Foundation; The New Orleans Police Athletic League; Total
Community Action; a member of the Advisory Board for Project DARE (Drug
Abuse Resistance Education) and The Light House for the Blind in New
Orleans. He is a Mason, in the
Pride of Algiers Lodge; a member of the Kiwanis Club; the Lyons Club;
association of Public Works Administrators (APWA); The Jugs Social Aid and
Pleasure Club; Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club; and is a life member of
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated; a member of the National Forum
Committee; former Executive Officer of the Louisiana Legislative Black
Caucus; a member of the African-American Professional Alliance; and a member
of the Young Leadership Council of New Orleans. He was elected as a delegate
to the 2000 Democratic National Convention.
Councilman, Troy Carter served as Chairman of the City Council Special
Development Projects Committee and the Ground Transportation Committee, the
Utilities, Cable/Telecommunications, and the Budget Committee. He was on the
Board of Directors of the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board where he
served as Chairman of the Operations Committee.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of The French Market
Corporation, the Upper Pontalba Building Restoration Corporation; the New
Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, the Great New Orleans Tourist &
Convention Commission, The Canal Street Development Corporation and the
Rivergate Development Corporation.
Troy Carter was the first African-American to be elected and sworn in as
Senator for District 7 of Louisiana. Since being elected he is vice-chairman
of both the Labor & Industrial Relations and Disaster Recovery Committees;
he is a member of the Judiciary C, Revenue & Fiscal
Affairs, Senate & Governmental Affairs, Coastal Restoration & Flood Control,
Veterans Affairs Committees and Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus.
currently an elected member of the Orleans Parish Democratic Executive
Committee, where he is the Chairman of District C. Troy is also the Chairman
of the Board of the Algiers Development District. He most recently was
elected as a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention held in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Also, he was chosen to participate in at the
State Legislative Leaders Foundation (SLLF) out of hundreds of applicants.
This was held at the University of Virginia - Darden School of Business.
is also a successful entrepreneur. He is the Managing Partner of Policy &
Planning Partners, LLC in New Orleans as well as the CEO of Commonwealth
is the proud father of Troy, II and Joshua Carter.