Carter is a thinker, planner, and results driven communications strategist who brings a fresh perspective and extensive experience to the table. Carter’s passionate about empowering progressive campaigns, organizations, and non-profits with the tools and resources they need to maximize their potential in reaching and engaging voters and audiences.
Carter grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he co-founded a grassroots organization to revitalize the city’s downtown. He worked with leaders in and out of office to raise money and support for the organization’s mission. In 2013, he was elected to serve as the national president of a major youth leadership organization, where he acted as an ambassador and strategic communicator for emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. He’s worked with members of Congress and state governments to expand support for the legislation like the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
In 2014, Carter served as a communications assistant for a gubernatorial race in South Dakota, and chartered the state’s six collegiate chapters to join the College Democrats of America. In 2015, Carter joined the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council as a regional director and communications strategist, working with a team of youth leaders from across the country to earn state and federal support for a youth council to be established by the U.S. Department of Education.
Since then, Carter’s provided strategic, creative direction, and communications management for campaigns across the political board. Carter’s provided branding and design direction, content creation, messaging, and digital media management to a number of Democratic campaigns at the local, state, and federal level. He’s passionate about empowering progressive candidates across the country using his unique experience and fresh perspectives that continue to get winning, tangible results.
Carter is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and holds degrees in Political Science and Communication Studies. He’s now a Minneapolis-based strategist, and currently does work for groups locally and across the country. One of his current projects is creating an interactive guide to help grassroots campaigns connect effectively with supporters using digital and social media channels.