H. Carter Myers III

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Carter Myers

H. Carter Myers III is the owner of several car dealerships in Albemarle County and a former member of the Commonwealth Transportation Board. Myers is an opponent of grade separated interchanges on U.S. 29. In 1993, he was the Republican candidate for the Samuel Miller Seat on the Board of Supervisors but was defeated by write-in candidate Sally Thomas.


Myers is the grandson of the founder of the Carter Myers Automotive Group, which was founded in 1902 as a hardware store in Petersburg. Myers graduated from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce in 1965 and became president of the company in 1974. Myers was president of the Virginia Automotive Dealers Association (VADA) President in 1995 and served as chair of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) in 2002[1].

Myers co-founded the Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development, served on the advisory board of the University of Virginia Children's Medical Center, and served on the executive committee of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.[2]

Carter Myers Automotive Group

Carter Myers Automotive Group oversees three dealerships in the Charlottesville area. They are Colonial Auto Center, Volvo of Charlottesville, and Rule Auto in Staunton. Myers' daughter, Liza Borches, is a company vice president and oversees Volvo of Charlottesville.[3]

1993 election for Board of Supervisors

Samuel Miller Magisterial District

Candidates Votes %
Sally Thomas 2,238
H. Carter Myers III 2,046


  1. "About Carter Myers Automotive (CMA) Charlottesville, Staunton & Richmond, VA." Used Cars | Carter Myers Automotive | Charlottesville & Richmond, VA. Web. 08 Sept. 2010. <http://www.cmacars.com/custom-masterpage.aspx?pagename=about-CMA>.
  2. Print: Charlottesville Business Journal: Personnel File, , Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises 4 July 2011, Page 4.
  3. Web. Carter Myers Auto Group Buys Staunton's Rule Auto, McKenzie, Bryan, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, 10 Sept. 2010, retrieved 11 Sept. 2010.