“My role as a national spokeswoman for Maggie’s List is to encourage conservative women to take the challenge and run for congress and help further expand diversity among the congressional ranks for us to have a true representative government,” says Jennifer Carroll
WASHINGTON July 03, 2019
Our nation's Independence Day is upon us and the time is fitting to reflect on the accomplishments and advancements of this great nation. One of those reflections is how far our nation has come to embracing and including women in the work place and in government. As we celebrate women in 2019, Maggie’s List is excited to announce that former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll will be the new National Spokeswoman for the organization.
Jennifer emigrated with her parents from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago at the age of eight. She and her family assimilated in the United States and embraced the opportunities afforded them. Jennifer is no stranger to challenges and adversity having to adapt to a new culture as a young child, to joining the Navy as a jet mechanic in a field that was male dominated and unwelcoming at the time. She worked hard and ascended to higher heights when she received a commission and after 20 years retired as a highly decorated Navy Lieutenant Commander.
Jennifer gives credit to her training and experience in the armed forces for her successes in government. She was the first black Republican female elected to the Florida legislature and the first black and as Florida’s Lieutenant Governor.
“My accomplishments in the military, in government and serving on many non-profit boards has been my way of giving back to a nation that embraced my family and opened doors that may not have been,” states Jennifer. “My role as a national spokeswoman for Maggie’s List is to encourage conservative women to take the challenge and run for congress and help further expand diversity among the congressional ranks for us to have a true representative government.
This Independence Day I hope all citizens and those who adopted the United States as their home, would give appreciation for the liberty and freedom so many take for granted, said Jennifer. I know for many the struggles still exists, but I believe the work of Maggie’s List in its support of conservative women running and elected to congress will help bring about greater opportunities, improvements and independence,” continues Carroll.
“Maggie’s List is ecstatic to have a mom, grandmother, Veteran, former legislator, former Lt. Governor and Maggie’s List Founding Member as our National Spokeswoman. She has done it all with honor, grace and integrity. There is no one more qualified than Jennifer to do this job of advancing the compassionate conservative cause to elect more women in government,” states Maggie’s List National Chair, Sandra Mortham.
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