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Wilmer Carter

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Preceded by  Joe Baca, Jr.
Name  Wilmer Carter
Profession  Businessperson

Nationality  American
Succeeded by  Steven Bradford
Spouse  William Henry
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Born  July 12, 1941 (age 74) Neshoba County, Mississippi (1941-07-12)
Alma mater  California State University, San Bernardino
Role  California State Assembly member
Political party  California Democratic Party
Office  California State Assembly member since 2006
Residence  Rialto, California, United States
Education  California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino High School

Wilmer Carter and Nina Denson Rogers on Lee Pitts Live

Wilmer Amina Carter is an American politician who served in the California State Assembly. She is a Democrat.


Pre-legislative career and personal

Wilmer Amina Carter comes from a large, extended family and spent her childhood years on a farm in Mississippi before moving to San Bernardino.

Carter served 16 years on the Rialto Board of Education from 1983 through 1999. For 23 years from 1973 until 1996, she was a staff member for Congressman George Brown, Jr.. One of her jobs was District director. She also coordinated legislative and community relations for Cal State San Bernardino.

A high school in Rialto is named after her. Wilmer Amina Carter High School is the first high school in the Inland Empire named after a living African-American woman.

Assembly member Carter graduated from San Bernardino High School and San Bernardino Valley College, and earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in education from California State University, San Bernardino.

Legislative history

During her tenure, Assembly Member Carter has created, co-authored and supported laws that improve health, safety, transportation, jobs, housing and education for the citizens of the 62nd District and California.


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