|Rep. Michael B. Carroll
118th Legislative District
Luzerne and Monroe counties
State Rep. Mike Carroll, D-118, Luzerne/Monroe, was first elected to the Pa. 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 U.S. Congressman Paul Kanjorski. A graduate of Pittston Area High School, he earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies from the University of Scranton.
Carroll is a member of the House Education Committee; the House 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. His legislative priorities include job creation, enhancing the state's transportation network, local tax reform, state government reform and expanding the PACE program to help give more Pennsylvania seniors access to affordable prescription drugs.
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, Western Pocono Lions Club, West End Rotary Club and West End Kiwanis. He is a member of Saint Mary's Church 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.
Carroll is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).In addition, he served as the 2010-11 Legislative Fellow at East Stroudsburg University.
In April 2014, Caroll was awarded the Jean Yates Award from the Pittston Memorial Library Board of Trustees based on his dedication and service to the library. 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.