Longtime Opponent of Red Light Cameras Announces Run For St. Charles County Council -- Top Priority Is County-Wide Ban of Traffic Cameras. As A Former Red-Light Camera Judge, Carter Knows First-Hand The True Nature of Traffic Camera Programs. They Are Used As A Revenue Source and Are A Form of Indirect Taxation When City Fathers Look For Disingenuous Ways To Raise Revenues Without Voting For Tax Hikes and/or Fail To Manage Budgets Responsibly.
Carter Started Teaching at Mizzou in 2001 as a Graduate Assistant in Marketing & Communications Law and Was Then Recruited To UMSL When He Came Back Home To St. Louis From Columbia and Taught for More Than A Decade. Some of His Most Enjoyable Life Experiences Have Been In The Class Room and Seeing His Former Students Bloom Into Engineers, Business Women, Lawyers, Doctors and Even Veterinarians.
Carter Was Elected With Two Thirds of The Vote When He Took The Bench In The City of Wentzville. After Leaving The Bench He Spearheaded and Succeeded In Ridding Wentzville of Its Red-Light Camera Program. Carter and Wentzville's Then-Mayor Lambi Butted Heads Over Whether Wentzville's Municipal Court was about JUSTICE or REVENUE. Carter Did Not See His Court Room As A Profit Center For The City,
Carter Obtained His Real Estate License Right Out of High School in 1990 and Worked For His Family's Real Estate Companies. He Later Obtained a Broker's License and Went Back To Law School As A Non-Traditional Student (older student) and Completed His Law Degree in 2004. The Family Law Firm He Started In St. Charles County -- Carter Law Offices, LLC -- Has Been Growing Ever Since. The Firm Handles Real Estate and Criminal Defense.
Michael E. Carter worked his way through college waiting tables and driving for UPS. A young entrepreneur, Carter also sold real estate while getting his undergraduate degree at the University Of Missouri at St. Louis. He then earned his law degree at Mizzou while also pursuing a masters in journalism. During graduate school he worked as an assistant professor and continued waiting tables and working for UPS. Carter in now a senior lecturer at UMSL.
After passing the bar exam, Michael soon began the Carter Law Office, LLC. The firm focused on real estate law and helping small business, but soon expanded into a very successful criminal defense practice. Michael E. Carter is also a former Municipal Judge for The City of Wentzville, Senior Lecturer at the University of Missouri and current Director at the St. Louis Board of Realtors. Michael E. Carter is married and he and his wife in the western portion of St. Charles County
Everybody hates getting a traffic ticket. What they hate even more, it seems, is when the ticket isn’t delivered by a uniformed police officer, but by mail a few days later, thanks to a camera that caught them speeding or zipping through a red light.
That’s the topic of a measure St. Charles County Council will vote on tonight, deciding whether or not to let voters have the final say.
A County Council candidate is mailing more than 11,000 letters to try to get fellow critics of red-light cameras to show up at an upcoming council session on the issue.
MICHAEL E. CARTER, LONGTIME OPPONENT OF RED LIGHT CAMERAS ANNOUNCES RUN FOR ST. CHARLES COUNTY COUNCIL -- TOP PRIORITY IS COUNTY-WIDE BAN OF TRAFFIC CAMERAS
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Former Wentzville Judge and long time Red Light Camera opponent Michael E. Carter has announced that he will be running for a seat on the St. Charles County Council. Carter will be trying to the win the third district seat, running a campaign on that if elected, he will seek a county wide ban on Red Light Cameras.Read More
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