Buddy is a health care 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 Southeast Georgia, Buddy has earned the trust of thousands of south Georgians with their most valuable assets: their health, lives and families. While running his business, he learned how to balance a budget and create jobs. He also saw firsthand the devastating impacts of Obamacare and government overregulation.
A committed public servant, Buddy previously served as the Mayor of Pooler, Georgia and in the Georgia General Assembly where he used his business experience to make government more efficient and responsive to the people. Buddy is serving his second term in the United States House of Representatives and is a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. As the only pharmacist serving in Congress, Buddy is the co-chair of the Community Pharmacy Caucus and is dedicated to working towards a health care system that provides more choices, less costs and better services.
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, three daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren.