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Former elected official confirmed to new state role

Former state Rep. Michael Carroll is Pennsylvania’s next Department of Transportation Secretary.

The state Senate confirmed Carroll into the new position on Thursday, May 4.

Carroll served in PA’s House of Representatives from 2006 to 2022. He represented district 118, covering parts of Lackawanna, Luzerne and Monroe counties.

He was also the Democratic chairman of the House Transportation Committee from 2018 to 2022.