Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Carol is the proud daughter of a Bronze Star US Army Master Sergeant who served in Korea and Vietnam. Her father's service in the military greatly influenced her early life, instilling in her the importance of integrity, honor, and service to her community and nation.
Those values guided Carol to a life of service, and she has dedicated her entire career to helping others, fighting for the values that make New Jersey strong and the issues that matter most to working families.
Carol began her career in public service at the New Jersey Schools Development Authority, where she established a transparent government records division and worked to build and modernize public schools for the 21st century across New Jersey.
Following her passion for public service, Carol went on to serve as a chief of staff and policy director in the New Jersey State Legislature. She quickly became battle-tested in the State Legislature, working on numerous public policy issues for children, families, workers, and seniors. She is incredibly proud of the work she did with state lawmakers, along with former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, to pass a groundbreaking law that removes domestic violence abusers' access to firearms.
“Like all of you, I’ve experienced tragedies and struggles. I want to be on the front lines during the toughest times, fighting for you."
-Assemblywoman Carol Murphy
In 2017, Carol became the first Assemblywoman to represent the Seventh Legislative District in 20 years. She is currently serving her fourth term in the State Assembly. She has served as Majority Whip since 2022 and served as Deputy Majority Leader from 2020 to 2022.
As a State Assemblywoman, Carol has shown a tremendous record fighting for the middle class and the issues that matter most to New Jersey families. She has become known as a prolific legislator and led efforts to codify abortion rights into our state constitution, deliver the most significant investment in women's healthcare funding in state history, ensure pay equity, raise the minimum wage, reduce gun violence, provide affordable prescription drugs for seniors, stand up for LGBTQ+ rights, and reduce our property tax burden.
Carol is running to be South Jersey’s first Congresswoman because she is ready to be on the front lines during our toughest times, fighting for us in Washington. The stakes have never been higher. The future of our children and grandchildren hangs in the balance, and the Third District deserves a representative who will fight for our shared values and interests in Washington.
In Congress, Carol will continue to fight for the values that make New Jersey strong and the issues that matter most to working families, protect our rights and freedoms, secure investments in our schools and infrastructure, make healthcare more affordable, create economic opportunities, keep our communities safe, and stand up to extremism to defend our democracy.
Carol and her husband, Michael Muller, live in the Rancocas section of Mount Laurel with their cat, Lexington.
Why I'm Running to be South Jersey's First Congresswoman
I'm running for Congress because our community deserves a representative in Washington who will stand up for the values that unite us.
My Dad served in Korea and Vietnam. He taught me a lot about integrity, honor, and service. We didn't know it at the time, but he was poisoned during his service overseas with Agent Orange. It would eventually cost him his life and contribute to my sister's early death.
When Dad left the service, he became a TV repairman, and we settled here, in New Jersey. During Watergate, our country's confidence fell. Dad refused to even vote. He put his life on the line for America, so I remember asking him how he could give up on democracy back home. He told me he could never give his vote to the numbskulls running our country. That's when I told myself when I grow up – I'm going to make a difference and be the kind of leader who could earn my Dad's vote by fighting to improve people's lives.
That’s why I’ve worked so hard for the middle-class in the New Jersey Assembly. Finding solutions to our biggest problems. As State Assemblywoman, I've fought for the issues that matter most to New Jersey families: affordable healthcare, lower property taxes, quality education, and women’s reproductive rights. I've also stood up against extremism and defended our democracy.
With your support, I helped deliver the largest investment in women’s healthcare funding in state history that includes facility improvements, wellness and cancer screenings, prenatal, reproductive and preventive care, and the codification of Roe v. Wade protections to safe and legal abortion access.
It’s time to do the same in Washington.
In Congress, I will continue to fight for the values that make New Jersey strong. I will fight to protect women's reproductive rights, to make healthcare more affordable, and to invest in our schools and infrastructure.
The stakes have never been higher. The future of our children and grandchildren hangs in the balance, and the third district deserves a representative who will fight for our shared values and interests. I'm asking for your support so that we can continue to fight for the people of New Jersey in Congress.