"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."
"A house divided against itself cannot stand..."
Born in Benton Arkansas and a life-long resident of Saline County and raised with his three sisters (that already makes him tough) by their parents (married 43 years), Carlton learned early on the value of hard work (in their family business, Floors & More- celebrating 41 years with the last 39 years in the same location), teamwork, and perseverance. He graduated from Benton High School and has a B.A. from University of Arkansas Little Rock. He earned his college degree while working two jobs so that he was debt free when receiving his diploma.
Carlton is married to Kim Adams Billingsley (a life-long resident of the Bryant community and graduate of Bryant High) and has 3 active boys who attend Bryant schools. They all attend church at Indian Springs Baptist Church. Carlton and his family are avid Razorback football, Major League Baseball (St. Louis Cardinals), and college baseball fans.
Carlton serves on different boards/groups throughout the community and nation:
UA Little Rock Foundation Fund Board 2017-present; Chairman 2018-present
Saline County Republican Committee member
8th Grade Boys Sunday School Leader at Indian Springs Baptist Church
Chairman of Buildings and Ground Committee Indian Springs Baptist Church
Bryant Chamber of Commerce Civic/Government 2009-2017
Bryant Recycling Committee 2009-2010
Chairman Bryant Chamber of Commerce Economic Development 2014-2017
Saline County Economic Development Corporation 2014-present
Bryant Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2012-2017; Secretary 2013; Chairman 2016
Chairman Monster Madness (Halloween event to benefit Bryant Boys/Girls Club) 2012-2015
City of Bryant Planning Commission 2013
FCA Network (buying group out of Chicago) Dealer Board 2006-2015
Chairman Starnet Environmental Affairs Committee 2012-2017
Starnet (world wide commercial flooring co-op) Dealer Advisory Council 2012-2017
Volunteer coach of youth baseball
Carlton cares about the residents who make up District 3, as well as the business community, Senior Adults, and kids. His goal is to serve in a positive light that encourages best of life for each individual, economic growth and development, safe activities for all, and kids growing into leaders to become an integral part of the community. Carlton cares to make sure that as a leader we have no hidden agenda, but instead want to help our community put ourselves in position to be the best in everything we do for every facet of our community. If you want to see our community be the best in all that we have then join Carlton by supporting proven leadership for today and tomorrow.