Thursday, September 2, 2010

Rick Scott Welcomes Jennifer Carroll To GOP Ticket For Governor Of Florida

Rick Scott has chosen a great conservative for his running mate.

Calling state Rep. Jennifer Carroll a patriot and a decorated Navy veteran, Republican gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott officially welcomed her to the GOP ticket as his choice for lieutenant governor while standing in front of Naval Air Station Jacksonville on Thursday morning.

Carroll, 51, became the first black female Republican elected to the Florida Legislature and was re-elected four terms as the District 13 representative in the state house, representing Duval and Clay counties.

Carroll, a 20-year military veteran, is a political veteran who served as executive director of Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs under Gov. Jeb Bush.

Carroll, who was born in Trinidad and immigrated to the United States as a child, lives in Fleming Island.

She is married with three children. If elected with Scott, she'll be the state's first black lieutenant governor.

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