Rick Scott is Florida’s new Governor-elect. He is a Republican. His running mate, Trinidad-born Jennifer Carroll, will be the next Lieutenant Governor of Florida!

During the campaign the only sign I saw of Carroll was the name on the Scott-Carroll posters. I did not see anything about her in the local media. When the Scott and Carroll family members were awaiting the end of the long election night, there were several short interviews and clips from their hotel suite in Fort Lauderdale. Today I saw this on myfloridahouse.gov:


City of Residence: Fleming Island
Occupation: Retired U.S. Navy, Business Owner
Spouse: Nolan Carroll, of Miami, Florida
Child(ren): Nolan II, Nyckie, Necho
Education: St. Leo University, M.B.A.; University of New Mexico, B.A., Political Science
Born: August 27, 1959, Port of Spain, Trinidad West Indies

The Trinidad Express ran a nice article on Carroll before the election:Source: http://www.trinidadexpress.com/woman-magazine/THE_REAL_DEAL-103186679.html

Carroll has been making headlines. Florida’s talking about her. “Black people in America have the philosophy of the Republican Party. When asked, they want less government control, less taxes, and less government intrusion in your life but they are so tied to the Democratic Party.” Her job is to untie those historical ropes that have strapped the black vote to the Democrats. And she has the political muscle to get the job done.

In 2003, she became the first black Republican woman elected to the Florida State Legislature.

Congratulations, Jennifer! We hope to hear a lot more from you in the near future!