Carol Murphy has spent the last fourteen years working in state government where she fought for environmental, educational, economic, and social justice. She helped build public schools across New Jersey and successfully renovated, upgraded, and built parks to give children a safe place to play.
Carol has served as Community Relations Manager at the New Jersey Schools Development Authority where she established a transparent government records division, and worked closely with the community to ensure environmental justice when building new public schools fit for the 21st century. Continuing her progressive work, Murphy worked in the state legislature as a policy director to fight for the priorities of working families. She fought tirelessly to ensure pay equity, raise the minimum wage, increase funding for women’s healthcare, reduce gun violence, increase funding for education, LBGTQ rights, and to reduce property tax burdens on working families.
While Carol Murphy has faced adversity in her life - whether it be grappling with family tragedy or attending college and paying off crippling student debt, Murphy has channeled her struggles into her passion for policy and is looking to become an elected official that would make her father proud.