Doreen Carter is the Democratic Nominee for Secretary of State
Doreen Roberson Carter is a native Georgian and lifelong resident of DeKalb County. She has more than 20 years of experience in business management, accounting and finance with some of the largest firms in the United States. In addition to being a businesswoman and entrepreneur she has worked as a public servant. In 2007 Doreen was elected to the Lithonia City Council. During her time on the Council she served as Chair of the Finance Committee and Mayor Pro Tem. In 2012 she was elected to serve as President of the Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce. As current President of the Chamber she continues to focus on the organization’s growth and revitalization. She has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to revitalizing the local economies serving on the Stonecrest Growth Initiative Taskforce and in facilitating the formation of the Stonecrest Business Alliance. Doreen is also the presiding Chairwoman of the South Dekalb Improvement Alliance and the East Metro Dekalb Community Improvement District Formation Committee.
In her personal life she demonstrates the same commitment to service and leadership. She is the widower and the mother of three boys. An active member of the dReam Center Church of Atlanta serving on the Church’s Leadership Team, Intercessory Team, Wealth Development and Social Action Team Leader, and as a member of the Finance Department.
Doreen earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Michael J. Cole School of Business at Kennesaw State University, a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Accounting from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and a Master of Theology from Life Christian University. Doreen is also a Leadership DeKalb and ARC Regional Leadership Institute graduate.
Doreen's Priorities as Your Secretary of State
As Secretary of State Doreen will make serving all Georgians with efficiency and fairness the department’s top priority. She will improve the department’s efficiency and fairness by improving operating practices, implementing procedures to improve the issuance of professional license and license renewals and using the authority of Secretary of State to improve the overall operations of the Elections Division so that all Georgians are able to exercise their constitutional rights to participate in government and vote.