Michael Patrick Carroll
New Jersey - 25th District

Cut Taxes Cut Spending Stop Borrowing

Personal Life Highlights


  • Date of Birth: April 8, 1958 in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Moved to Morris County in 1960 and has lived here ever since.
  • Married to Sharon Anderson; Six Children: Sean, James, Brian, Jane, Benjamin and Robert
  • Interests/Hobbies: Civil War History, Ice Hockey and his children
  • Serves on the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
  • Employment Background: Attorney; Adjunct Professor, County College of Morris
  • Education: B.A. History/Political Science, Johns Hopkins; J.D. Rutgers University
  • Religion and Affiliations: Catholic; Member-Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Member-Knights of Columbus; Member-Morris County Bar Association
Assembly Legislative Highlights


  • Hailed by New Jersey Monthly as New Jersey’s Most Conservative Legislator
  • Uncompromising in his Principles and Beliefs
  • Limited Government
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Strong Families
  • Local Control - Government closest to the people serves them best


  • 7th Highest Ranking Republican
    (among those seeking re-election)
  • Taxpayer Relief:
    opposed 13 of 14 budgets, defeated an effort to increase the gas tax
  • First Elected - 1995
    Re-elected every two years since then
  • Assembly Republican Parliamentarian, 2002 - 2005
  • Current Committees: Higher Education; Housing and Local Government
  • Welfare Reform
  • Partial Birth Abortion Ban
  • HOV Exemption
  • 65 Mile per Hour Speed Limit return


  • Lead Republican columnist on
    Authors a political blog (first Assemblyman to do so)
    Appears regularly in the Daily Record and on WMTR
    Guested on Sean Hannity, Neil Cavuto, The Today Show, Curtis and Kuby, and many other public affairs programs.
  • While attending Delbarton, Michael first became interested in politics while volunteering for Richard Nixon's 1972 Re-Election campaign.
  • At Johns Hopkins, Michael chaired the College Republicans and served as an officer in the College Republican National Committee
  • After interning in the Office of Congressman Jack Kemp in Washington, D.C., Michael worked for the Republican State Committee in Trenton in 1978. He served as an aide to State Senator John Dorsey upon graduation from Johns Hopkins.
  • In 1980, Michael founded the Morris County Young Republicans and chaired that organization for 4 years. He was elected to the Morristown Republican Committee that same year and held that office for four years. At Rutgers, Michael founded the Rutgers Conservative Union.
  • Today, he serves on the Morris Township Republican Committee. He is a member of the Federalist Society. Michael authored a weekly column for The Journal of Morristown and Morris Township entitled "Politics and Law". He has served as an Opinion Shaper in the Daily Record and editor of Trunkline, the official newsletter of the Morris County Republican Committee.