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Jennifer Carroll is a Trinidadian-born American politician who became the first woman to be elected as the Lieutenant Governor of the U.S

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BirthdayAugust 27, 1959
NationalityAmerican
FamousFormer Lieutenant Governor of Florida, Leaders, Political Leaders
HobbiesExperience new and exciting things, Traveling, Learn about people
Known asJennifer Sandra Carroll
Childrens Nolan Carroll
Universities
  • University of New Mexico
  • Saint Leo University
  • Leeward Community College
  • Kensington University
Birth PlacePort of Spain
Political IdeologyPolitical party - Republican
ReligionChristianity
GenderFemale
Sun SignVirgo
Born inPort of Spain
Famous asFormer Lieutenant Governor of Florida

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Who is Jennifer Carroll?

Jennifer Sandra Carroll is a Trinidadian-born American politician who became the first woman to be elected as the Lieutenant Governor of the U.S. state of Florida. She was born in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, immigrated to the United States as a young child and later served her adopted nation commendably. Enlisted in the United States Navy in 1979, she rose from the rank of an enlisted jet mechanic to retire as a Lieutenant Commander after a service of 20 years. Alongside, she finished her graduation with a degree in Political Science and went on to complete her MBA. After retiring from the army and running unsuccessfully for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, she was appointed to the Commission on Presidential Scholars. In 2003, she ran for a seat in Florida House of Representatives and won with majority, becoming its member from the 13th district. She served as a state legislator for over seven years, and in addition to her duties assisting the Governor with economic development, she also oversaw the ‘Florida Department of Military Affairs’ and the ‘Florida Department of Veterans Affairs’. In 2011, she became the first black person and the first woman to be elected as the Lieutenant Governor of Florida

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Childhood & Early Life

Jennifer Carroll was born on August 27, 1959, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

When she was eight, her family moved to the United States and in 1977, she graduated from Uniondale High School in Uniondale, Long Island, New York.

Career

In 1979, Jennifer Carroll, was recruited by the U.S. Navy where she served as an aviation machinist's mate. Later, she was short-listed for the Enlisted Commissioning Program and was appointed as an Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer in 1985.

In 1981, she obtained an Associate of Arts degree from Leeward Community College and four years later received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of New Mexico.

In 1986, she moved to Florida from where she completed her MBA from the unaccredited and now defunct Kensington University in 1995.

In 1999, she retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander and the following year, she ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida's third congressional district but lost to incumbent Corrine Brown.

Following her defeat in the 2000 election, she was appointed Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, a post she served in until July 2002.

In 2003, after incumbent State Representative, Mike Hogan, resigned from his post, she ran for a seat in the Florida House of Representatives in the 13th state House district.

In the April 2003 special election, she won and became the first African-American female Republican ever to be elected to the Florida Legislature. She won unopposed in 2004, 2006, and 2008.

From 2001 to 2004, she worked on the Commission on Presidential Scholars and later served on the Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission from 2004 to 2007.

She also served as the Chairman of the 2004 Republican National Convention Committee on Permanent Organization and was a delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention.

In 2008, she returned to school to earn an accredited MBA degree online from St. Leo University.

In 2011, she became the 18th Lieutenant Governor of the U.S. state of Florida, the first black American and the first woman elected to the position.

In 2012, she became a Member of the Republican National Convention Credentials Committee and served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention.

In March 2013, she resigned from her post as Lieutenant Governor following a controversy concerning money laundering and racketeering in connection with Allied Veterans of the Worlds illegal gambling companies.

Major Works

While serving as a legislator, Jennifer Carroll worked to pass noteworthy legislations that enhanced economic development in order to help employers in retaining and creating jobs. She also helped in securing large sums for many road projects, health, education, and social programs, and water and environmental projects in northeast Florida.

As the head of Military Affairs, she did a considerable amount of work to increase the military construction funding and expand the defense contract opportunities for Florida's businesses. She was active in protecting Florida's military installations from intrusion which also helped to conserve Florida's precious natural lands and waterways.

She also contributed significantly as an Executive Director of Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs. During her stint, more than $63 million in rectroactive compensation was awarded to Florida’s veterans.

Awards & Achievements

During her time in the Navy, Jennifer Carroll received numerous accolades including the Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals, two Navy Volunteer Service Medals, and an Expert Pistol Medal.

In 2013, she was presented with the ‘International Women's Day Award’ by the World Trade Center Miami.

In 2014, she received the Virtuous Woman Award from ‘The Community Arts and Culture’.

Personal Life & Legacy

Jennifer Carroll is married to Nolan Carroll and the couple is blessed with three children: Nolan II, Nyckie and Necho.

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Jennifer Carroll biography timelines

  • // 27th Aug 1959
    Jennifer Carroll was born on August 27, 1959, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • // 1977
    When she was eight, her family moved to the United States and in 1977, she graduated from Uniondale High School in Uniondale, Long Island, New York.
  • // 1979 To 1985
    In 1979, Jennifer Carroll, was recruited by the U.S. Navy where she served as an aviation machinist's mate. Later, she was short-listed for the Enlisted Commissioning Program and was appointed as an Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer in 1985.
  • // 1981
    In 1981, she obtained an Associate of Arts degree from Leeward Community College and four years later received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of New Mexico.
  • // 1986 To 1995
    In 1986, she moved to Florida from where she completed her MBA from the unaccredited and now defunct Kensington University in 1995.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, she retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander and the following year, she ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida's third congressional district but lost to incumbent Corrine Brown.
  • // 2000 To Jul 2002
    Following her defeat in the 2000 election, she was appointed Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, a post she served in until July 2002.
  • // 2001 To 2007
    From 2001 to 2004, she worked on the Commission on Presidential Scholars and later served on the Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission from 2004 to 2007.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, after incumbent State Representative, Mike Hogan, resigned from his post, she ran for a seat in the Florida House of Representatives in the 13th state House district.
  • // 2003 To 2008
    In the April 2003 special election, she won and became the first African-American female Republican ever to be elected to the Florida Legislature. She won unopposed in 2004, 2006, and 2008.
  • // 2004
    She also served as the Chairman of the 2004 Republican National Convention Committee on Permanent Organization and was a delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, she returned to school to earn an accredited MBA degree online from St. Leo University.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, she became the 18th Lieutenant Governor of the U.S. state of Florida, the first black American and the first woman elected to the position.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, she became a Member of the Republican National Convention Credentials Committee and served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, she was presented with the ‘International Women's Day Award’ by the World Trade Center Miami.
  • // Mar 2013
    In March 2013, she resigned from her post as Lieutenant Governor following a controversy concerning money laundering and racketeering in connection with Allied Veterans of the Worlds illegal gambling companies.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, she received the Virtuous Woman Award from ‘The Community Arts and Culture’.

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  • What is Jennifer Carroll birthday?

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    Jennifer Carroll was born in Port of Spain

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    Jennifer Carroll's nationalities is American

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    Jennifer Carroll's hobbies is Experience new and exciting things,Traveling,Learn about people

  • Who is Jennifer Carroll childrens?

    Jennifer Carroll's childrens is Nolan Carroll

  • What was Jennifer Carroll universities?

    Jennifer Carroll studied at University of New Mexico, Saint Leo University, Leeward Community College, Kensington University

  • What is Jennifer Carroll's political ideology?

    Jennifer Carroll's political ideology is Political party - Republican

  • What is Jennifer Carroll's religion?

    Jennifer Carroll's religion is Christianity

  • What is Jennifer Carroll's sun sign?

    Jennifer Carroll is Virgo

  • How famous is Jennifer Carroll?

    Jennifer Carroll is famouse as Former Lieutenant Governor of Florida