Carters sworn in as police chief and SMD 5 council member Tuesday

The San Angelo City Council meeting Tuesday morning included the canvasing of votes from the July 2 runoff election, then the swearing in of Frank Carter as San Angelo Police Chief and Lane Carter as the Single Member District 5 City Council member. The two were sworn in by the Honorable Allen Gilbert. 

“A year ago, this was just a dream and now it’s a reality,” said Lane Carter after being sworn in. “I’m humbled, honored and blessed to be able to serve the citizens of my district and the City of San Angelo.”

He thanked God, his family and friends who supported him, David Nowlin and the voters who put the faith in him to carry out his duties as the SMD 5 representative.

Lane Carter then took his Council seat between his new counterparts SMD 6 member Charlotte Farmer and SMD 4 member Lucy Gonzales in front of a capacity crowd in Council chambers at the McNease Convention Center.


Frank Carter was the next to be sworn in by Gilbert.

“I promise I’m not as old as I look, I’ve aged five years in the last five months,” Frank Carter quipped. “Mayor, thank you, city manager and Council, I look forward to working with you.”

Carter spoke about his father, Frank Carter Jr., a retired San Angelo Police officer.

“Many don’t know, my father ran in 1978 for police chief. Thirty-eight years later, we’ve come full circle. We made history. I don’t think that in the history of the SAPD, there’s been a chief and assistant chief father and son.” he said.

Both Carters began their terms effective immediately after swearing in.