Jennifer Carroll is Florida’s 18th Lieutenant Governor. She is the first female elected as Lieutenant Governor in Florida and the first African-American elected Statewide. She was a state legislator for over seven years, a small business owner, former Executive Director of Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs and a Navy veteran.
She was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad West Indies, immigrated to the United States as a young child and served her adopted nation honorably and with distinction. Carroll enlisted in the United States Navy in 1979 rising from the ranks of an enlisted jet mechanic E-1 to retire as a Lieutenant Commander, Aviation Maintenance Officer after 20 years.
Carroll also served as Deputy Majority Leader from 2003- 2004, Majority Whip from 2004-2006, Vice Chair of the Transportation and Economic Development Committee 2003-2004, Chair of the Finance Committee from 2006-2008 and Chair of the Economic and Development Council from 2008-2010.
Carroll holds an MBA degree from St. Leo University, she and her husband Nolan started and ran a successful public relations consulting and franchising business.
Carroll is married to Nolan Carroll of Miami and they have three children, Nolan II, Nyckie and Necho.