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About Benny

  • Married his high school sweetheart, Karen 48 years ago, they have three adult daughters and four grandchildren.  The Carters have lived in the Sutallee community for the past 18 years. 
  • Active members of Canton First Baptist Church

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Tennessee

  • Recently retired from a 34-year career in management with the Kroger Company


Community Involvement and Volunteer Activities

  • Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, active member since 1997.

            Graduate of Leadership Cherokee 1999

            Steering Committee Leadership Cherokee 2002, 2004, 2009-2010

            Chairman’s Council, Board of Directors 2004-2006

            Volunteer of the Year 2007

            Cherokee representative on the Atlanta Regional Workforce Board     2010 to 2014

            Current Chairman of the Workforce Development Council, serving as                      Chairman for the last eight years

  • Cherokee County Volunteer Aging Council, board member since 2004, served as Board Chairman for several terms

  • Cherokee County YMCA – Current board member, past board Chairman

  • Cherokee Give a Kid a Chance – past Leadership team

  • Cherokee County Drug Accountability Court/Treatment Accountability Court – currently serves on the advisory board

  • Cherokee County Republican Party – Member

  • Cherokee County Republican Women’s Group – Associate member

Public Service

  • Elected in a Special Election held in April of 2018 and have served as Commissioner of District 3 since May of 2018.



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