Carter, 65, of Mineola, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Tax Revolt party lines. Carter has been a Nassau County Court judge and an acting Supreme Court justice since 1998. He was a Town of Hempstead attorney in 1997 and a Nassau County District Court judge in 1996. From 1989 to 1996, Carter was a Hempstead Village Court judge. From 1983 to 1990, he was a negotiating attorney for the Hempstead school board, and from 1977 to 1980 he was a Nassau County assistant district attorney. Carter received his bachelor’s degree from Fisk University and his law degree from Howard University. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1978. He is a member of the Nassau County and the Amistad Long Island Black bar associations.