Jill P. Carter
JILL P. CARTER, Esq.
Democrat, District 41, Baltimore City
Miller Office Building, Room 422
11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3697, (301) 858-3697
Maryland State Senator Jill P. Carter represents the state’s 41st legislative district, which
falls within the municipal boundaries of Baltimore City. She previously represented the district
as a member of the House of Delegates for 14 years, from 2003 to 2016.
In December 2016 Senator Carter resigned to become the Director of the Baltimore City
Office of Civil Rights, where she worked on issues concerning police misconduct, employment
and wage discrimination. Senator Carter stepped down as director in April 2018 after Governor
Larry J. Hogan, Jr. appointed her to the Maryland Senate. Senator Carter went on to handily
defeated her opponent in the Democratic primary election and secured the seat in the general
election, amassing more than 33,000 votes in the process. In her first year in the senate, Senator
Carter was declared one of the biggest winners of the 2019 legislative session by the Baltimore
Sun, The Daily Record, and Maryland Matters.
Senator Carter is the daughter of the late Walter P. Carter, a revered civil rights activist
and a central figure of Maryland’s civil rights movement in the ‘60s and early ‘70's. Her mother,
Zerita Joy Carter, was a public school teacher who specialized in Early Childhood Education.
Senator Carter is a graduate of Western High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English
from Loyola University and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.