Doreen Roberson Carter, a native Georgian and lifelong resident of DeKalb County, is a dedicated and committed community servant driven by her life’s tenet that service to one another is God’s highest calling.
Doreen has always been an active participant in community initiatives, programs and collaborative work groups. She was elected to the Lithonia City Council where she served as the Chair of the Finance Committee, CSX/Transportation initiative, and as the Mayor Pro Tem. While on the city council, she facilitated the installation of crossing arms in the city of Lithonia with CSX, GADOT, and DDOT. Mrs. Carter implemented several community initiatives while on the council. She sponsored job fairs, movie nights, and National Night Out events. She was also instrumental in keeping the Luscious Sanders Recreational Center and the Davidson Lithonia Library open by advocating with the CEO’s office and the Board of Commissioners. May 2014, Doreen Carter was elected, with over 60% of the statewide Democratic primary vote, as the Democratic nominee for Georgia’s Secretary of State and has vowed to increase voter turnout through her Motivate One Million initiative.
She is the staff legislative liaison with the Georgia Congress of Parents and Teachers where she is also the Comptroller.
Doreen chaired the South DeKalb Improvement Alliance as well as the East Metro DeKalb Community Improvement District (CID) Formation Committees, and currently serves on the DeKalb County Brown Field Revolving Loan Fund Committee.
A leader at her local church, the dReam Center Church of Atlanta, Doreen is a member of the Advisory Board and has served in the Finance Department. Additionally, she has led the Social Action, Wealth Development, and dReampreneurs ministries at dReam Center Church of Atlanta.
A graduate of Atlanta’s J. C. Murphy High School, the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University (BBA in Accounting), the Michael J. Cole School of Business at Kennesaw State University (MBA) and Life Christian University (MA in Theology). She’s also a graduate of Leadership DeKalb and the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute (RLI). Doreen is a widow and lives in Lithonia with her three sons, Roland II, Caleb, and Joshua.