Michael Carroll

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Michael Carroll
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New Jersey General Assembly District 25
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2016
Years in position 18
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Parliamentarian
2012-present
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected1995
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sJohns Hopkins University
J.D.Rutgers School of Law, Newark, 1983
Personal
Birthday04/08/1958
Place of birthFayetteville, NC
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michael Patrick Carroll (b. April 8, 1958) is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 1995. Carroll currently serves as Parliamentarian.

Biography

Carrol earned his B.A. in History and Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney with a private practice, as an adjunct professor at the County College of Morris, as an intern for Congressman Jack Kemp and as a columnist for Practical Politics and PoliticsNJ.com.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Carroll served on the following committees:

New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014
Judiciary
State and Local Government
New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation

2010-2012

In the 2010-2012 legislative session, Carroll served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

Carroll's motto is "Cut Taxes, Cut Spending, Stop Borrowing."

On his website he listed his "Freedom and Prosperity Platform," the top five issues of which are:[2]

  • Abolish Unaffordable Housing Mandates
  • Abolish The Death Tax
  • Repeal The Highlands Act
  • Defend Second Amendment Rights
  • Repeal Every Single McGreevey/Codey/Corzine Tax Increase

  • A804 "New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act."
  • A1274 Prohibits Medicaid funding for abortifacients.
  • A1275 Prohibits public and certain private affirmative action programs based upon race, ethnicity, sex, color or national origin.
  • A3928 Provides public agency may give person requesting copy of government record option to receive copy by email at no charge.[3]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Carroll won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 25. Carroll was bracketed with Anthony Bucco, Jr. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He and incumbent Anthony Bucco, Jr. (R) defeated Rebecca Feldman (I) and Jack Curtis (I) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[4][5][6][7]

New Jersey General Assembly, District 25 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Bucco, Jr. Incumbent 43% 35,536
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Carroll Incumbent 40.4% 33,393
     Independent Rebecca Feldman 11.2% 9,209
     Independent Jack Curtis 5.4% 4,426
Total Votes 82,564

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Carroll won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Anthony Bucco, Jr. were bracketed together and defeated John Sierchio in the Republican Primary on June 7. They then defeated George Stafford and Gale Heiss Colucci in the November 8 general election.[8]

New Jersey General Assembly District 25 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Carroll Incumbent 30% 18,481
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Bucco Incumbent 29.5% 18,218
     Democratic George Stafford 20.2% 12,432
     Democratic Gale Heiss Colucci 20.4% 12,564
Total Votes 61,695

2009

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Carroll received 38,067 votes (32%), defeating Democratic challengers Wendy Wright and Rebekah Conroy.[9] He was bracketed with Anthony Bucco, Jr. [10]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Twenty-Fifth Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Anthony Bucco (R) 39,150
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Patrick Carroll (R) 38,188
Wendy Wright (D) 21,431
Rebekah Conroy (D) 20,010

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Carroll is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, Carroll raised a total of $374,645 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.[11]

Michael Carroll's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey General Assembly, District 25 Won $58,937
2009 New Jersey General Assembly, District 25 Won $69,216
2007 New Jersey General Assembly, District 25 Won $39,261
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 25 Won $58,587
2003 New Jersey General Assembly, District 25 Won $63,713
2001 New Jersey General Assembly, District 25 Won $42,080
1999 New Jersey General Assembly, District 25 Won $27,473
1997 New Jersey General Assembly, District 25 Won $15,378
Grand Total Raised $374,645

2011

Carroll won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Carroll raised a total of $58,937.

2009

Carroll won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2009. During that election cycle, Carroll raised a total of $69,216.

2007

Carroll won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2007. During that election cycle, Carroll raised a total of $39,261.

2005

Carroll won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Carroll raised a total of $58,587.

2003

Carroll won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003. During that election cycle, Carroll raised a total of $63,713.

2001

Carroll won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2001. During that election cycle, Carroll raised a total of $42,080.

1999

Carroll won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1999. During that election cycle, Carroll raised a total of $27,473.

1997

Carroll won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1997. During that election cycle, Carroll raised a total of $15,378.

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2014-2015

In 2014, the 216th New Jersey State Legislature will be in session from January 14 through January 1, 2016.

2012-2013

In 2012, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 9, 2013. In 2013, the 215th New Jersey State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 10 to January 13, 2014.

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Personal

Carrol and his wife, Sharon Anderson, have six children.

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