Trusted Businessman, healthcare professional and faithful public servant.
Buddy is a healthcare professional, businessman with real business experience and a faithful public servant. As a pharmacist for more than 30 years and the owner of Carter’s Pharmacy, Inc. in Pooler, Rincon and Garden City, Buddy has earned the trust of thousands of south Georgians with their most valuable assets: their health, lives and families. While running his business, Buddy has seen firsthand the devastating impacts of Obamacare and government overregulation. As a former Mayor of Pooler and member of the Georgia General Assembly, Buddy has relied on his business experience to make government more efficient for the people.
Buddy is currently serving his first term in the United States House of Representatives. He is a member of the Committees on Homeland Security and Oversight and Government Reform and the Education and the Workforce Committee. As the only pharmacist in Congress, Buddy serves as the co-chair of the Community Pharmacy Caucus and is a member of a healthcare task force dedicated to returning America’s healthcare to a patient-centered system.
Buddy was born and raised in Port Wentworth, GA and is a lifelong resident of the First District. He is a proud graduate of Young Harris College and the University of Georgia where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy. Buddy married his college sweetheart, the former Amy Coppage from Waycross. The Carters live in Pooler and have three grown sons, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren.