‘Politics was in his DNA’: Former Bay Ridge District Leader Kevin Peter Carroll dies at 33

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Former Bay Ridge District Leader and community advocate Kevin Peter Carroll died on June 3. He was 33.

The native Brooklynite ran for the Democratic Bay Ridge Council seat in 2017 and made history in 2010 when he became the borough’s youngest-elected state committeeman at 24 years old.

He was the cousin of Assemblyman Robert Carroll (D-Park Slope), a staffer for Councilman Stephen Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights), and a member of Community Board 10.

Carroll was reportedly found dead at home, according to

Politicians from across the borough took to social media to mourn Carroll’s untimely passing and praise his community work.

“Shocked to hear the news about Kevin’s untimely passing. Politics was in his DNA and he got involved in community activism from a very early age. He was especially a champion for our seniors,” Councilman Justin Brannan (D-Bay Ridge) said via Twitter. “ May he RIP & may the entire Carroll family find comfort during this difficult time.”

Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, whose district spans parts of Bay Ridge and Staten Island, lauded Carroll for his passionate community work.

“Very sad to hear that Kevin Peter Carroll who served as Brooklyn democratic district leader in my district passed away at 33,” Malliotakis said on Twitter. “He had a great passion for politics & community. I enjoyed working with him where we found common ground. We had a nice relationship. May he rest in peace.”

Congressman Max Rose (D-Bay Ridge) also offered his condolences and praised Carroll’s deep knowledge of his neighborhood.

“I’ve known Kevin for years and was always an admirer of his commitment to the community and deep knowledge of all that is Bay Ridge,” he wrote on Twitter. “You will never be forgotten, Kevin.”

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 1:38 pm, June 5, 2019
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Jim says:
June 5, 1:12 pm
Rick James says:
Cocaine is a helluva drug
June 5, 1:39 pm
Jim Dilan says:
Are Kevin Peter Carroll’s pants on fire after flip-flopping over Lopez?
June 5, 2:54 pm
Frank from Furter says:
Haven't you no sense of decency? A young man has died. You will find out how soon enough but to attack him while he is not yet buried..your mom would be so proud.
June 5, 5:36 pm
Michael from Bay Ridge says:
Rest In Peace. It was far too early.
June 6, 9:48 am
TOM from Sunset Park says:
Rick James: there will be a Carroll who will dance on your grave. You can be sure of that!
June 6, 3:42 pm
Mike says:
The cause of death really should be mentioned or at least mention cause of death not yet known.The pain of losing a beloved parent causes many to go into deep depression with some never recovering. This life is a blip. We shall all die. The Bible calls life a "vapor." Where we go when we die is all that truly matters JESUS CHRIST is the ONLY way to get to Heaven. Repent of your sins, accept JESUS as Lord and Savior and live a CHRIST centered life until death. The Bible tells you how. Church is good to go to being around other believers and it builds up faith. Also give to the poor and unfortunate. Say a prayer for the rest of Mr. Carroll's family. GOD Bless.
June 8, 1:46 pm
Mary from Greenpoint says:
RIP. It is so sad that two people from the same office have passed under similar circumstances, in 2011 Hope Reichbach at 22 and now Kevin at 33.
June 14, 9:58 am

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