Having lived in Missouri Senate District 23 for twenty-two years, Mike Carter is well aware of all the great things SD23 has to offer. "It's an amazing place to live and a great place to raise kids. I've lived here a very long time and am proud to call it home," Carter said. Carter has also owned and operated his law firm, Carter Law Offices, in the heart of the district since 2004.
For all these reasons, Carter is happy to welcome Bill Eigel to the community with open arms. "Bill's new around here. He moved into this district very recently and I'm sure he'll grow to love it just as much as I do."
Eigel purchased his Weldon Spring home one year ago today, and some are concerned that his unfamiliarity with this particular district isn't a good thing. Like any other place, SD23 has problems unique to the district and a collective voice all its own. Many feel that someone new to the area might not be aware of the particular needs and demands of the district's constituents.
Similar concerns arose during the 2000 US Senate race in New York when Hillary Clinton purchased a house in Chappaqua, New York barely a year before the election in order to run. Clinton was labeled a carpetbagger and was accused of being opportunistic and not really caring about New Yorkers.
So how similar are Hillary and Eigel? "I don't know about that," Carter commented. "I care about the needs of the people in this district, and I know what those needs are because I live here and have gotten to know the other members of this community in my many years here. I can't speak for Mr. Eigel or what he cares about. All I can speak to is what motivates me."
"My goal is to be a true representative for this district. Someone who speaks for this community without letting personal ambition or financial incentives get in the way. That's why I'm running without any outside financial contributions. I don't want anything to get in the way of doing what I know is right for all of us. It's up to everyone else to determine Mr. Eigel's motives," Carter added.
Judge Mike Carter is a Self-Funded candidate. He is currently the Municipal Judge for the City of Wentzville, General Counsel for one of largest employers in St. Charles County, past Director of the St. Louis Association of REALTORS, and former Senior Lecturer at the University of Missouri. He has worked for the Missouri Attorney General's Office in Consumer Protection as well as Missouri's Western District Court of Appeals. Carter holds both a Juris Doctorate and a Master's Degree in Journalism from MIZZOU. He has helped lead opposition to red-light cameras in Missouri and championed the countywide ban of red-light cameras in St. Charles County. Mr. Carter is married with two children and two family dogs. His family belongs to St. Joseph Parish in Cottleville. Carter's first book is expected to be published in 2016. (MikeCarter.com) Felicia@CarterLegal.com 636-916-4040