PRESS RELEASES from
Bachmann for President
August 8, 2011
|Contact: Alice Stewart
Bachmann Announces Endorsement of Former Iowa
Family Leader Chairman Danny
- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced today
that she has received the endorsement of former Iowa Family Leader
Chairman Danny Carroll.
"I'm honored to
have the support of Representative Carroll," Bachmann said. "He has
been a strong leader on issues that we hold near to our hearts - strong
families, pro-life, and fiscal responsibility."
Carroll is a former Iowa legislator from Grinnell who served in the
Iowa House of Representatives from 1994-2006, including two terms as
Pro Tempore. He was also the Iowa co-chair for Mike Huckabee's campaign
"I have admired and respected Michele ever since I first met her back
in the legislative session,"
Carroll said. "The fact that she stood strong on the debt ceiling issue
was a clincher for me. She was correct in her position on the debt
limit and I appreciate the leadership she has demonstrated throughout
Ed. Note. Carroll chaired Judge Roy Moore's exploratory effort, but
resigned effective June 14.
Lobbyist/independent contractor for
The Family Leader; also a principal
with Truth, Values & Leadership. Served as chairman of the
board at Iowa Family Policy Center (IFPC), the Iowa ministry affiliate
of Focus on the Family, from 2008-10, when it became part of The Family
Leader. Ran for chairman of the Iowa Republican Party in Jan.
2009, finishing second to Matt Strawn. Elected to the Iowa House
of Representatives in 1994 and seved through 2006 when he was defeated
by Eric Palmer (D); also lost 2008 re-match. Member of the
Poweshiek County Board of Supervisors, Jan. 1984-Dec. 1994.
Carroll lives south of Grinnell and he and his wife run Carroll's
Pumpkin Farm; he also also served as director of community relations
for Iowa Telecom. B.S. in business administration from Milligan
College in Johnston City, TN.