Carol Murphy for Assembly LD-7
Carol Murphy is serving in her first term as State Assemblywoman representing the Seventh Legislative District comprising parts of Burlington County. Elected in 2017, Carol became the first woman in twenty years to represent the Seventh Legislative District in the state assembly and is the first Democrat from Mount Laurel to ever serve in the state legislature.
Carol is the proud daughter of a Bronze Star US Army Veteran, having learned the importance of public service from an early age and has dedicated her life to making a difference. As a young adult, Carol volunteered to renovate, upgrade and build parks to give children a safe place to play. As her passion for service grew, Carol went to work in state government where she increased transparency, helped build public schools across New Jersey, worked on public policy to ensure pay equity, fought for economic opportunity, access to healthcare, reduce gun violence, provide affordable prescription drugs for seniors, stood up for LGBTQ rights, and reduce our property tax burden. Carol was especially proud to work with lawmakers and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords to pass a law that removes domestic violence abusers’ access to firearms.
As State Assemblywoman, Carol Murphy has already begun to make a difference in her first term. She has fought for new laws to reduce gun violence, historic school funding reforms, and was named Legislator of the Year by Bayada Home Health Care for spearheading a new law providing parking placards for home healthcare workers. Carol has authored legislation that she is championing to overhaul flawed state government sexual harassment policies to protect victim’s rights, requiring improved government transparency with video recording of meetings and enhanced communications, shining a light on school district spending by placing all financial transaction online in form of a simple check register, and reducing the speed limit to 25 miles an hour on Route 130 in Burlington City’s school zone after the tragic death on Antwan Timbers.
Carol Murphy brings a fresh perspective to the State Capitol because she knows the struggles facing families, she has lived paycheck to paycheck, paid her own way to become the first in her family to graduate college and has faced the crushing burden of student loan debt that is an enormous obstacle for young adults. Carol has also faced the challenges of being a caregiver in her own family, losing her father to Agent Orange exposure, her mother to an awful struggle battling Alzheimer’s and recently, her sister to Lupus. Times have not always been easy for Carol, and she brings those experiences to work as State Assemblywoman.
Carol Murphy has quickly become a leader in the General Assembly as she serves as Vice-Chairwoman of the Judiciary Committee, and a member of both, the State Budget and Financial Institutions committees.
Carol Murphy is on the Board of Directors of the Alice Paul Institute, serves as a New Jersey State Director for the National Foundation of Women Legislators, continues as an active member of the Girl Scouts Trefoil Society and is the founder of Maria’s Women United, a South Jersey organization for Democratic women. Carol and her husband Michael live in the Rancocas Pointe section of Mount Laurel.