Councilmember Joe Carter has lived in Ward 2 Norman for 29 years. He was born in Tulsa and was raised in the 10 mile flats area west of Moore. He wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as he can remember successfully completing that dream in 1984. His large and small animal practice has been in Norman and the surrounding area since 1988.
Ward Two includes the area east of I-35 between Robinson Street and the southern Norman limits, east on Robinson Street to 24th Avenue N.W. and south to Dakota and borders Berry Road on the east from Denison Street to Imhoff Road and south of Imhoff Road the eastern boundary is Chautauqua Avenue. Since the recent reapportionment of wards, her ward now includes approximately the south half of the section north of Main Street between I-35 and Berry Road with Dakota, Iowa and Denison being the northern boundary.
Dr. Carter and his wife of 39 years Terri, have three children all graduates of Monroe Elementary, Alcott Middle School, and Norman High School. Jessica is a board certified veterinary surgeon in Washington, Oklahoma, with her husband Brock and their two sons Truman and Ellison. Matt is an investment banker in Dallas where he lives with his wife Lacee and their two children Hudson and Libby. Rylie is an advertising executive in New York City.
Councilmember Carter serves on the Business and Community Affairs Committee.