McCarter to Seek Re-Election to State Senate
Published on August 28 2013 3:33 pm
Last Updated on August 28 2013 3:33 pm
Written by Greg Sapp
After considering a run for statewide office, 54th District State Senator Kyle McCarter has announced plans to seek re-election to the Senate.
The Lebanon Republican was appointed to the State Senate in February 2009 when Frank Watson retired due to ill health. McCarter was elected to a two-year term in the 51st District in 2010 and was re-elected in 2012 to a two-year term in the newly-configured 54th District. The 54th District includes all or part of Bond, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Madison, St. Clair and Washington counties.
McCarter said, "My experience in the Senate, as a small business owner and job creator in the manufacturing sector will continue to enable me to fight for the people of southern Illinois. We need jobs, the best and most respectable solution to provide for our families and keep our kids from leaving our communities and moving to other states. Illinois is simply over-taxing, over-regulating and over-spending itself to death, something that is not conducive to an economic climate for small business or entrepreneurial growth."
McCarter and wife Victoria have been married for 29 years. The senator graduated from Oral Roberts University with a degree in Accounting. Mrs. McCarter is a certified elementary school teacher in Illinois. They have two married sons; Air Force First Lieutenant Zachary and wife Claire and Austin and wife Catherine. They own and operate two small manufacturing companies in Lebanon and are the International Directors for Each One Feed One, International, a charitable organization caring for widows and orphans in Kenya, East Africa and India.