Rep. Michael Carroll's Biography

State Rep. Mike Carroll, D-118, Luzerne/Lackawanna, was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2006. He formerly worked as the chief of staff for then-state Rep. John Yudichak, was a legislative liaison for transportation issues under Gov. Robert Casey and served as district office director for Congressman Paul Kanjorski. A graduate of Pittston Area High School, Carroll earned a bachelor of arts in liberal studies from the University of Scranton.

Carroll became Democratic chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee in June 2015 and is a member of the House Education Committee; Transportation Committee, where he serves as the Democratic chairman of the Subcommittee on Highways; and the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, where he serves as the Democratic chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy.

Carroll is a member of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Board of Directors and a board member for the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he served as the 2010-11 Legislative Fellow at East Stroudsburg University. A lifelong resident of Avoca, he is a member of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick in Pittston, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Avoca Division.

He is a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish in Avoca and has served as a lector for the past 30 years. In 2010, Carroll was awarded the Boy Scouts of America Minsi Trails Council Distinguished Citizen Award for his work to rehabilitate the Stillwater Dam in Tobyhanna Township. In April 2014, Carroll was awarded the Jean Yates Award from the Pittston Memorial Library Board of Trustees based on his dedication and service to the library. In September 2014, he received the Joseph Battisto Award for his legislative service to the citizens of Monroe County. The Pittston Dispatch named him the Greater Pittston Best Elected Official in 2012 and 2015. In October 2015, he received the Elected State Official of the Year Award from Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries.

Carroll and his wife, Kelly, have three children: Matt, Mackenzie and Ali. He is the son of Michael and Jean Marie Carroll, also of Avoca.