This post was the only contested Hiram council race on the ballot.
According to Paulding County Elections Supervisor Deidre Holden, Carter garnered 67 votes to Howland’s 41.
In the two unopposed seats on the council, Post 3 incumbent Teresa Philyaw collected 83 votes while Post 4 representative and mayor pro-term Derrick Battle took 90 votes.
Carter said she was “honored and humbled” by her victory adding that her being able to meet many residents while on the campaign trail was the best part of her campaign.
“I am looking forward to working with the other members of the council because, like me, Hiram is near and dear to our hearts,” she said.
Starting her campaign in September, Carter said she went door-to-door and enjoyed getting out to meet her fellow residents.
“There was a lot of hard work involved in the campaign but getting out and meeting people made it all worthwhile and I would definitely do it again because it was not only fun but I was very interested to hear their views,” she said.
The newly-elected councilwoman, who has been a Hiram resident for seven years, said she is very much a family-oriented person.
“I have always worked with children and I want Hiram to be an even better place to raise one’s family,’ she said.