Jennifer Sandra Carroll is a Trinidadian–American Republican and retired naval officer who served as the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Florida from January 4, 2011 to March 12, 2013. Carroll is the first black person, woman and Trinidadian-American elected to the office; she also is the first black person elected to statewide office in Florida since Reconstruction. Carroll previously served as a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives. She is the bestselling author of an autobiography entitled When You Get There. Although she was later cleared, Carroll came under scrutiny for public relations work for a charity that involved itself in gambling and for $24,000 in income that she failed to report on financial disclosures and tax returns. At the request of Governor Rick Scott, Carroll resigned her post as lieutenant governor on March 12, 2013. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement subsequently concluded that she had not broken any laws.
|Born:||Jennifer Sandra Johnson, August 27, 1959, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Children:||Nolan II, Nyckie, Necho|
|Residence:||Fleming Island, Florida, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||Leeward Community College (AA), University of New Mexico (BA), St. Leo University (MBA)|
|Profession:||Naval officer, politician|
About Jennifer Carroll
Republican politician who became the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Florida in 2011, the first woman ever elected to that position. She was forced to resign in 2013 amid allegation that she was involved in a gambling front.
She earned her MBA from the now-defunct Kensington University in California.
She was the first black person elected lieutenant governor of Florida, and the first black person elected to statewide office in Florida since Reconstruction and in 2001, President George W. Bush appointed her to the Commission on Presidential Scholars.
She had three children with husband Nolan Carroll.
She and Michael Steele are both noted Republicans.
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- Lieutenant Governors of Florida
- Saint Leo University alumni
- State cabinet secretaries of Florida
- African-American state legislators in Florida
- Trinidad and Tobago emigrants to the United States
- African-American female military personnel
- Kensington University alumni
- Women state legislators in Florida
- Writers from Florida
- University of New Mexico alumni
- African-American women in politics
- Florida Republicans