“Central Texas is the greatest place on Earth. It is my home, and it is worth fighting for," Carter said in a statement. "It is my honor to serve the hardworking people of the 31st district, and it is my honor to ask for their vote again. Together, we will keep bringing the fight to Washington, D.C., and fight for the conservative principles that make this nation and district so great.”
The former district judge has represented Texans in District 31 since 2002. Following redistricting, the 31st Congressional District now contains some if not all of Williamson, Bell, Burnet, Hamilton, Coryell and Bosque counties.