Patriot Political & Advocacy Consulting was formed in 2012 to fulfill unmet needs of small businesses and other organizations concerned about the impact that government rules and regulations have on their business operations.
Bruce M. Carroll Jr. is the President and Founder of Patriot Consulting. Bruce has been involved in politics and government since he was 14 years old, growing up in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He credits his Mom for becoming involved in politics and government as she worked for former U.S. Congressman Robert S. Walker for 20 years.
In addition to active involvement in numerous Pennsylvania Republican grassroots campaigns, Bruce was elected as the youngest borough councilman in the State of Pennsylvania at age 21 in 1992. Bruce also worked for the Pennsylvania State Republican Party and PA Senate Senator Earl M. Baker in the early 1990s.
During his college years at Syracuse University (1986-90), Bruce was Editorial Page Editor, then Editor In Chief of the award-winning daily newspaper, The Daily Orange.
Bruce’s professional work experience includes 17 years in healthcare policy and government relations in the biotechnology industry and two decades of experience in government relations, healthcare policy development & implementation, grassroots advocacy and media relations. Bruce worked for the biotech firm, Centocor, followed by Johnson & Johnson which acquired Centocor in 1999.
In addition to being a registered State and Federal lobbyist, Bruce helped create and manage one of the healthcare industry’s top-rated national advocacy teams at Johnson & Johnson. Patriot Consulting also aligns with a national firm, who has 26 field-based media, social media and ally development staff covering all 50 states.
In September 2004, Bruce launched the successful conservative political blog – GayPatriot. The GayPatriot blog was an original member of the PajamasMedia blogger network and one of the longest-running conservative blogs in the United States. GayPatriot receives approximately 80,000 visitors each month and has had over five million unique visitors since its launch. In 2009, Bruce became the Treasurer and co-founder of the newly formed gay conservative group, GOProud.
Bruce also expanded his social media presence in 2009 by becoming an active member of the political and pop culture discussions on Twitter. @GayPatriot now has over 32,000 followers and Bruce uses humor, satire and biting wit to personally comment on the news events of the day.