Karen Carroll

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Karen Carroll
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Candidate for
New Jersey General Assembly District 23
Associate'sRaritan Valley Community College, 1982
Bachelor'sRider University, 1988
ProfessionAg. Insurance Adjuster
Campaign website
Karen Carroll was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 23 of the New Jersey General Assembly.

Carroll works as an Independent Agricultural Crop Insurance Adjuster throughout New Jersey and Eastern PA. Prior to her current position, she worked in the field of Historic Restoration and served as the V.P. of Historic Restoration for Precision Building & Construction in Bridgewater, NJ.

Carroll is the Chair of the Bound Brook Democratic Municipal Committee and volunteered for the Economic Downtown Advisory Committee in Bound Brook. She was appointed to the Historic Commission in Bound Brook and volunteers for the Somerset County Food Bank Network. She also serves as Chair of the Hurricane Floyd Commemoration Committee (2009).

In the past, she served as a member of the Board of Directors for the League of Women Voters of NJ, a board member of Somerset Family Planning, Public Relations Director for the Women's Vote Project in NJ, and President of Women's Health & Counseling Center.



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Carroll was a candidate for District 23 of the New Jersey General Assembly. She was defeated in the November 8 general election. Carroll and Scott McDonald ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary on June 7. Erik Perterson and John DiMaio ran unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

New Jersey General Assembly District 23 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErik Peterson Incumbent 30.9% 21,074
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn DiMaio Incumbent 31.2% 21,289
     Democratic Scott McDonald 18.2% 12,420
     Democratic Karen Carroll 19.6% 13,369
Total Votes 68,152


Campaign themes

In a statement submitted to Ballotpedia, Carrol states:

  • "I believe time is running out for the middle class in New Jersey and we all need to think long and hard about the way we will cast our votes this year. This district has a long history of single-party rule and just simply voting for one party down the line because that's what you've always done is costing you. The current Legislative representatives in this district are not even campaigning because they don't believe they have to. They take your vote for granted. I would like to bring responsive and responsible government back to the people living in the 23rd Legislative District. I'd like to be your voice in Trenton."
  • "Rollbacks on environmental legislation in Trenton is costing everyone. Not just because air quality, water quality and open space are now at risk, but also in jobs and investment in solar and wind power. These have the potential for thousands of jobs in our state. Cuts in school aid will affect your children's and grandchildren's access to a free and quality education--something that is critical to the future of New Jersey. Reductions in economic security for seniors with cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security will affect us all. This November vote for YOUR interests, not those of these career politicians."



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