Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter is committed to strengthening her community by building coalitions and creating jobs and opportunities for economic development. However, her career began in the private sector. She worked with IBM Corporation as a systems engineer after moving to St. Paul from Northfield, MN where she attended Carleton College.
"At that time, it was all about climbing the corporate ladder and escalating my career in that particular arena," said Carter. She was recently married, and she and her husband, who was then an officer with the St. Paul Police Department, found themselves making plans for a family, two cars, a dog, and a house with the white picket fence; a piece of the American dream.
Above: Ramsey County Comissioner Toni Carter and Son Melvin Carter III, Ward 1 St. Paul City County Member. Photo by Elliot Stewart Franzen