Wilmer Amina Carter

Former Assembly member Wilmer Amina Carter represented the 62nd District in the California Assembly for six years. Carter graduated from San Bernardino High School and after attending San Bernardino Valley College, earned her bachelor’s and masters' degrees from California State University, San Bernardino. While obtaining her master’s in psychology at CSU San Bernardino, Carter did a semester internship at SBVC and later taught two classes at the college. Prior to being elected to the California State Assembly, she served on the Rialto Unified School District Board for 16 years. She was a staff member to the late Congressman George Brown for 26 years. In 2010, she was inducted into SBVC's Hall of Fame.

Carter's legislative measures include requiring high schools to notify parents and pupils of the required curriculum for admission to the UC and CSU systems, and a bill protecting government workers from road rage assault. Carter has dedicated her life to public service. After she retired from the Rialto Unified School District Board, the board members gave Rialto’s newest comprehensive high school her name, Wilmer Amina Carter High School. This designation gives Carter the distinction of being the first living African American woman in the Inland Empire to have a comprehensive high school named in her honor. Currently, through her nonprofit Creative Business Services, Inc., she is archiving “The African American Presence and Contributions to the Inland Empire.”