Brett Carter kicked-off his campaign for the 6th Congressional District to replace Bart Gordon last week on the square in Gallatin. Surrounded by friends, family, and supporters, Brett described his plans for economic recovery in the 6th District and his reasons for running. Brett told the crowd about his disappointment with the current bickering in Washington.
“We need leaders in Washington who can rise above partisanship to get the job done. Right now, we’re seeing our leaders calling each other liars and playing the same old games. I offer something different. I have shown all my life that I can get the job done without burning bridges. That’swhat I do in my law practice, that’s what I did during my service in Iraq, and I will bring that same willpower to Congress when I am elected to serve this District. I will work hard to treat everyone with respect, that I will listen to all concerns, and make decisions based on what I believe is best for the District.”
With over twelve years of experience guiding businesses in the area of tax law, Brett has also developed a plan for job growth and economic recovery. Brett graduated from UT as well as the University of Memphis, went on to clerk with the United States Tax Court, and earned a terminal degree in tax. No one else in Congress holds this degree.
“We need to be making decisions not only for the short term recovery but also with a mind to protect the stability of our country for our children and grandchildren. With my background, I would be the only Congressman with a Master’s in tax law – so when I look at a budget, I don’t just see numbers, I see a whole story. I can lead in Congress from day one.”
Born and raised in the 6th District, Brett believes government should look for common sense solutions to our biggest challenges. Carter served as a Captain during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was deployed for a year with the 278th Regimental Combat Team in Iraq, earning a Bronze Star for his service. He is a lawyer with a prominent downtown firm, previously served as the President of the UT student body, and continues his service in the Tennessee National Guard.
He is married to Virginia Carter, and together they have two daughters, Ella (7) and Libby (3), and recently welcomed the newest member of the family, Andy, who is fifteen weeks old.
Brett previously announced that his call for change has earned a following – so much so that he has already raised $100,000 in his first thirty days of fundraising. Brett told the crowd that he was honored to have their support and that he looked forward to meeting more people in the District.
For more information or to join Brett’s campaign, visit his website, www.brettcarterforcongress.com