Carroll Chosen as Chair of House Democratic Campaign Committee
State Rep. Frank Dermody (HD-33), the Democratic Leader, has chosen Rep. Mike Carroll (HD-118) to head the party’s Campaign Committee.
In a statement, Dermody lauded Carroll’s “vision, passion and networking abilities.”
“He has been a vocal advocate for the legislative priorities shared by the Democratic Caucus and the Wolf administration, and I have every expectation Mike will be successful in advancing the candidacies of those who share the policies supported by our caucus,” the Democratic Leader continued.
Carroll’s first challenge will come sooner than usual. With a special election slated in March to fill now-Congressman Brendan Boyle’s open HD-170 seat, Carroll is tasked with keeping the seat Democratic.
Just last week, the Democratic Party announced Sarah Del Ricci as its nominee for the seat. She will face Republican nominee Martina White and a possible independent campaign from Seth Kaplan, a long-time aide to Boyle whom Boyle wanted for the seat.
Carroll is adamant that House Democrats have a “legislative agenda perfectly aligned with the people of Pennsylvania: including adequate public education funding, job creation, growing wages for middle class workers and a tax policy that supports these priorities.”
“Our challenge is to effectively communicate this vision to the people of this great Commonwealth,” Carroll stated. “Like Governor Wolf, I’m eager to get started.”
Carroll is a fifth-term representative, his district including parts of Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.