Speaker Davy Carter of Cabot is serving his third term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He represents District 43, which encompasses part of Lonoke County.
In addition to serving as Speaker of the House during the 89th General Assembly, Speaker Carter serves on the Joint Budget Committee, Revenue and Taxation Committee, and the committee for Insurance and Commerce.
During the 88th General Assembly, Rep. Carter served as chair of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee. He also served on the House City, County and Local Affairs Committee; Legislative Joint Auditing Committee; and the House Rules Committee.
For the 87th General Assembly, Rep. Carter served on the House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee, where he chaired the Subcommittee on Constitutional Issues; the House Judiciary Committee; and the Joint Performance Review Committee.
Rep. Carter is a banker and attorney. He earned a J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's William H. Bowen School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He completed the LSU Graduate School of Banking, and he received an undergraduate degree in Corporate Finance from Arkansas State University.
Rep. Carter has been involved with several civic and youth organizations in his district and is a member of the First Baptist Church in Cabot. He and his wife, Cara, have three children.