He was born in Inglewood, California, the oldest of five children (four boys and one girl), and his parents just celebrated 60 yrs of marriage.  He graduated from Orange Glen High School in Escondido, California; earned a BS in Accounting from Brigham Young University; and earned an MBA in Financial Management from National University. 

He married the former Inge Schaeffer in 1984, and they adopted David W. Carter Jr. in 1996. He and his wife spend their free time working on Genealogy/Family History.  David Jr is working on a degree in Game Development. 

He worked for private corporations before moving to school district financial management.  He retired  from Capistrano Unified School District as the Executive Director of Fiscal Services after 25 years in school business.   He and his family currently live in Carson City. 

In 2017, the state education standards are up for review.  David wants to evaluate those standards.  That review would include student and parental information.  Why does the Nevada Department of Education need more than schools attended, classes taken, and grades earned?  Do they really need to know where Mom and Dad work (except for emergency contact) and how much they earn?  Isn't there a way to have state standards and let local parents, teachers, and school boards control how those standards are implemented? Let's do it!

  • Family and Faith come first. 
  • Integrity matters.
  • A campaign pledge should be honored. 
  • Limit district administration-money currently would be better spent on permanent classrooms and teachers.

"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."

John F. Kennedy

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"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.