Jennifer Carroll

About Jennifer Carroll

Who is it?: Former Lieutenant Governor of Florida
Birth Day: August 27, 1959
Birth Place: Port of Spain, United States
Birth Sign: Virgo
Governor: Rick Scott
Preceded by: Mike Hogan
Succeeded by: Daniel Davis
Political party: Republican
Spouse(s): Nolan Carroll
Children: Nolan II Nyckie Necho
Residence: Fleming Island, Florida, U.S.
Alma mater: Leeward Community College (A.A.) University of New Mexico (A.B.) Kensington University (M.B.A.) St. Leo University (M.B.A.)
Occupation: Businesswoman
Profession: Naval officer (formerly) and politician
Allegiance: United States
Service/branch: United States Navy
Years of service: 1979–1999
Rank: Lieutenant commander

Jennifer Carroll Net Worth

Jennifer Carroll was bornon August 27, 1959 in Port of Spain, United States, is Former Lieutenant Governor of Florida. 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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💰 Net worth: $700,000

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Biography/Timeline

1977

Carroll was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. She moved to the United States at the age of eight, and graduated from Uniondale High School in Uniondale, Long Island New York in 1977. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1979. After serving as an aviation machinist's mate (jet engine mechanic), she was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program, becoming an Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer in 1985. She retired from the U.S. Navy in 1999 as a lieutenant commander.

1981

In 1981, she received an Associate of Arts degree from Leeward Community College. She followed this in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of New Mexico. She moved to Florida in 1986. She received a Master of Business Administration degree from unaccredited and now defunct Kensington University in 1995. Carroll resigned her position on the National Commission of Presidential Scholars to accept a presidential appointment to the Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission. She then returned to school to earn an accredited Master of Business Administration degree online from St. Leo University in 2008.

2000

Following her defeat in the 2000 election, she was appointed Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs by Republican Governor Jeb Bush and served in that post until July 2002. Republican President George W. Bush appointed Carroll to the Commission on Presidential Scholars from 2001 to 2004, and then a seat on the Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission from 2004 to 2007.

2003

Carroll was appointed Deputy Majority Leader from 2003–2004, and served as Majority Whip in 2004–2006. She was Vice Chair of the Transportation and Economic Development Committee (2003–2004), Chair of the Finance Committee (2006–2008) and Chair of the Economic and Development Council (2008–2010).

2013

Although cleared later, Carroll came under scrutiny for public relations work for a charity that involved itself in gambling and for $24,000 in income she failed to report on financial disclosure forms and her federal taxes that was a bookkeeper’s oversight she fixed during the investigation. She resigned her post as lieutenant governor on March 12, 2013, at the request of Governor Rick Scott. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement subsequently concluded that she did not break any laws.