IL-11 UPDATED: Mark Carroll Formally Announces Candidacy for Congress

Mark Carroll

Write-up in Daily Herald reveals in addition to being the only Republican in race with elected office experience and a back-office financial services attorney, Carroll interned for Congress in the mid 1990s

UPDATE 3/2/22, 11:05AM CST: Yesterday, McHenry County Blog received the press release from the Carroll for Congress campaign along with updated pics. McHenry County Blog believes in full context, so the press release is included:

Mark Carroll For Congress

Restore America

North Aurora, IL— February 27, 2022 — Mark Carroll has announced his candidacy for United States House of Representatives in the 11th District of Illinois.

“I am prepared to present, once again, a message of optimism and hope; a message that inspires people to greatness; a message that is blind to race, gender, religion or economic condition.”

Education Counts

Mark received his undergraduate degree from Hillsdale College, where he received a top liberal arts education with a focus on traditional conservative values.

During his final year of college, he had the honor of working as an intern and subsequently as a staff assistant, for the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, under the Chairmanship of the Honorable Henry Hyde, as part of the Republican Revolution of 1994. He was honored to have participated in the process of working on such legislation as the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, Defense of Marriage Act, parental rights legislation and lobbying reform.

“My parents believed in the value of education and sacrificed by sending all nine of us to parochial schools through grade twelve, and ensuring that all of us would have the opportunity to earn a college degree.”

Local Representation

Following his time in Washington, D.C., Mark returned to Illinois to attend law school at Northern Illinois University, where he met his wife.

Most of his professional career has been spent representing individuals and small businesses in almost all areas of commercial law, probate, transactional and corporate law.  He has sat with business owners and guided them in how to mitigate risk and how to defend their business in litigation.

Additionally, he has sat with Senior Citizens as they navigate the difficult decisions associated with: end of life care, estate planning and tax issues.

More recently, he spent the past 5 years practicing as in-house counsel in the financial services (mortgage) industry, where he has seen firsthand how regulation by enforcement without any accountability to the “People” stifles job creation as well as innovation.  Mark sees how companies are forced to spend more money on mitigating compliance and regulatory risk, rather than spending money on added jobs and technology.

Serving District 11

In addition to his professional experience, Mark has represented the people of the Village of North Aurora since 2014 as an elected Trustee, and before that as an appointed Planning Commissioner since 2009.

He has also served his community as past President of the North Aurora Lions Club, volunteer youth baseball and basketball coach, and on various boards at his Church.  He has also volunteered at a legal assistance group located in Kane County to assist individuals without financial means in various civil legal matters.

Note From Mark

“I am seeking to unite us, working toward healing our divisions. I am prepared to share my message with every person in the 11th Congressional District who believes that tomorrow can be a better day than today; who still believe that their children’s’ futures can be brighter than their own; and who believe that America’s glory has not come and gone, but who believe that America’s best days are always ahead of us.”


Over the weekend, North Aurora Village Trustee Mark Carroll formally announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Congress with a news release to local media.

The Daily Herald broke the story Monday afternoon.

Russell Lissau’s story can be viewed here.


IL-11 UPDATED: Mark Carroll Formally Announces Candidacy for Congress — 3 Comments

  1. Russell Lissau appears to hate him, so that’s a good start.

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