Robert Carroll (American politician)
Robert C. Carroll, a Democratic politician, represents the 44th District of the New York State Assembly. The district includes portions of the neighborhoods of Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington, Borough Park, Victorian Flatbush, Ditmas Park & Midwood.
|Member of the New York Assembly from the 44th District|
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2017
|Preceded by||James F. Brennan|
|Residence||Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn|
|Alma mater||Binghamton University B.S.|
New York Law School J.D.
Life and careerEdit
Carroll is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn and was raised in the Windsor Terrace and Kensington neighborhoods, where he still resides today. He attended Xaverian High School before graduating from Binghamton University and New York Law School. Prior to being elected to the Assembly, Carroll was a practicing attorney at a firm in Manhattan and the Development Director of a non-profit theatrical organization.
Politically motivated from a young age, Carroll became the youngest President of the Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats. He also served as a member of Brooklyn Community Board 7.
New York State AssemblyEdit
After thirty-two years and sixteen terms, Assemblyman James F. Brennan decided to retire in 2016, opening up the central Brooklyn seat for the first time in a generation. To succeed him, Brennan endorsed Carroll in his retirement letter sent through his Assembly office. This move was controversial and Brennan and Carroll were accused of cutting a backroom deal.
Carroll easily secured the Democratic nomination. He also won the nomination of the Working Families Party.
- "Bio - Robert Carroll Democratic District Leader 44th A.D." Retrieved 2017-01-03.
- "Veteran Brooklyn Assemblyman James Brennan will retire - NY Daily News". Retrieved 2017-01-03.
- "Brennan Retires Amid Talks That Carroll Cuts Deal". Retrieved 2017-01-03.
- "44th AD Race: And then There Were Three". Retrieved 2017-01-03.