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Stephen "Steve" McCarter (born February 16, 1947) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 154th legislative district since 2012. The district is located in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, including Cheltenham Township, Jenkintown, Springfield Township, and part of Philadelphia's 35th Ward.
Prior to his election as a state representative, McCarter was a high school social studies teacher for 35 years in Abington and Lower Merion. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Temple University and a Masters of Science degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania. He also worked as an adjunct professor of education at the University of Pennsylvania, and was a Captain in the US Army Reserve.
McCarter has served as the Chairman of the Cheltenham School District Local Tax Study Commission, and he was also a member of the Cheltenham Development Corporation, Cheltenham Historical Commission, and a board member and mideastern region president for the Pennsylvania State Education Association. McCarter and his wife Deborah currently reside in Glenside. They have lived in Cheltenham Township for 25 years, including nearby Elkins Park and Jenkintown.
Following an announcement by incumbent State Representative Lawrence Curry that he would not be seeking re-election in 2012, McCarter announced his candidacy for the 154th District's house seat. He ran unopposed in the primary election and went on to defeat Republican Mark Sirinides with 72.62 percent of the vote. McCarter won every precinct in the legislative district.
McCarter serves on the Aging & Older Adult Services, Children & Youth, Environmental Resources & Energy, and Policy committees.
As a state representative, McCarter has called for increased state funding for infrastructure and education, and supported an extraction tax on natural gas drillers. Following the Supreme Court's decision on the Defense of Marriage Act, McCarter announced that he and State Representative Brian Sims would introduce a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania.