Vote - Right - Georgia 2010

Republican Women Make Historic Gains Across Nation

Jennifer Carroll, Florida's New Lt. Governor

Jennifer Carroll joins Congressman-elect Allen West (FL), Congressman-elect Tim Scott (SC), Governor-elect Susanna Martinez (NM), Governor-elect Nikki Haley (SC), Governor-elect Brian Sandoval (NV) and Senator-elect Marco Rubio (FL) as high profile minorities who are reshaping the face of the Republican Party. 
 
 
Fellow Patriots!
 

 MEET FLORIDA'S NEW LT. GOVERNOR:

 

Jennifer Carroll

A 20-year U. S. Navy veteran and small business woman with over seven years of experience in the Florida legislature representing Florida House District 13, Rep. Jennifer Carroll has realized the American Dream.  When she was a young girl, she legally immigrated to America from Trinidad, West Indies and served her country in the United States Navy, starting as an enlisted member and retiring as a lieutenant commander.

 

As a small business owner, she believes in the Republican Party principles of less government, less taxes, reducing regulation, personal freedom and personal responsibility.  She is passionate about creating more private sector jobs for Floridians and committed to improving our education system.   Rep. Carroll was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2003, becoming the first black Republican woman elected to the Florida legislature.  She was subsequently re-elected in 2004, 2006, and 2008.  She rose to positions of leadership, including being appointed Deputy Majority Leader and Majority Whip.  She is Chair of the House Economic Development Policy Committee and served on committees related to utilities, energy, transportation, community affairs, business regulation, finance and tax, as well as working groups on affordable housing, all of which make her well versed on issues of deep concern to all Floridians.  She was also the House Sponsor of legislation to remedy the state’s Zero Tolerance Law which had a disparate impact on minority students which led to disproportionate referrals to the juvenile justice system.

 

She is the former Executive Director of Florida’s Council on Homelessness, former Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs and served on the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women.  She is a Lifetime Member of American Legion Post 0197, the NAACP and the NRA.  She is the Honorary Chair of the Florida Assembly of Black Republicans and the Chairperson of the Republican Party of Florida African American Leadership Council.  As Chairperson of that council, she sponsored a scholarship essay writing contest and banquet for black students statewide with prizes being awarded to the winners who wrote on the subject of “The meaning of the life of James Weldon Johnson, author of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”.  She was instrumental in bringing together Florida’s black media and black clergy for roundtable meetings with the Republican Party of Florida.
 

Her military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals; two Navy Achievement Medals and the National Defense Service Medal.   She is the recipient of the Northeast Florida Realtors Association’s “Legislator of the Year” Award and twice the recipient of the Christian Coalition of Florida’s Faith and Family Award.  Among her other awards are the First Coast African American Women Award; the Clay County Chamber of Commerce Military Person of the Year Award; the YMCA Black Achievers Award; the Clay County Young Republican Club "One of Clay's Most Influential People" Award; and the National Black Republican Association Booker T. Washington Award.   She was selected by Rick Scott, the Republican nominee for Florida’s governor, to be his running mate.  She is the first black Republican woman to be part of a statewide ticket in Florida.  Now that she has won election, she is probably the most qualified and experienced person ever to serve as Florida’s lieutenant governor.   She has been happily married for twenty-seven years and is the proud parent of three outstanding children, one of whom is now a player with the Miami Dolphins. END…

 
 



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National Federation of Republican Women

ELECTION OVERVIEW - TAKING BACK AMERICA!
 

 

Republican Women Make Historic Gains Across Nation

KEY STATISTICS

 Every incumbent Republican woman running for federal or statewide office won reelection Tuesday, with the exception of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, whose race is still too close to call.

  According to the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), at least eight new Republican women won seats in the U.S. House, beating the previous record of seven Republican women newcomers in a single election. In addition, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire won her race for the U.S. Senate. Two additional Republican women are still waiting for final calls on their close House races.

 At the state level, three new Republican women were elected governor: Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and Nikki Haley of South Carolina. According to CAWP, Martinez and Haley are the first women of color to head state governments. In addition, Jan Brewer won reelection as governor of Arizona, and at least a dozen Republican women were newly-elected to other statewide offices.

   Republican women also made gains in state legislatures across the nation. The National Conference of State Legislatures reports that preliminary reports show that Republican women gained more than 100 seats in state legislatures, from 529 in 2010 to 633 in 2011. For more information, see the National Conference of State Legislatures.


WINNERS
 

ALABAMA
Kay Ivey
(challenger)
Lieutenant Governor
kayivey.org

Beth Chapman
(incumbent)
Secretary of State
bethchapman.com

Samantha Shaw (
incumbent)
State Auditor

Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh
  
(
challenger)
Public Service Commissioner
twinkleforpsc.com

Martha Roby (
challenger)
U.S. Rep., 2nd District
martharoby.com


ARIZONA
Jan Brewer (
incumbent)
Governor
janbrewer.com


CALIFORNIA

Mary Bono Mack (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 45th District
marybono.com


FLORIDA
Jennifer Carroll (
open seat)
Lieutenant Governor
rickscottforflorida.com

Pam Bondi (
open seat)
Attorney General
pambondi.com

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 18th District
ros-lehtinenforcongress.com

Sandy Adams (
challenger)
U.S. Rep., 24th District
sandyadams.com


IDAHO
Donna M. Jones (
incumbent)
State Controller
reelectdonnajones.com


ILLINOIS
Judy Baar Topinka (
open seat)
Comptroller
judybaartopinka.com

Judy Biggert (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 13th District
biggert.com


IOWA
Kim Reynolds (
challenger)
Lieutenant Governor
governorbranstad2010.com


KANSAS
Sandy Praeger (
incumbent)
Insurance Commissioner
sandypraeger.org

Lynn Jenkins (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 2nd District
lynnjenkins.com

MICHIGAN
Ruth Johnson
(open seat)
Secretary of State
rj4mi.com

Candice Miller (incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 10th District
candice-miller.com


MINNESOTA
Michele Bachmann (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 6th District
michelebachmann.com


MISSOURI
Vicky Hartzler (
challenger)
U.S. Rep., 4th District
vickyhartzler.com

Jo Ann Emerson (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 8th District
joannemerson.com


NEW HAMPSHIRE
Kelly Ayotte (
open seat)
U.S. Senator
ayotteforsenate.com


NEW MEXICO
Susana Martinez (
open seat)
Governor
susanamartinez2010.com

Dianna J. Duran (
challenger)
Secretary of State
diannaduran2010.com


NEW YORK
Nan Hayworth (
challenger)
U.S. Rep., 19th District
nanhayworth.com


NORTH CAROLINA
Renee Ellmers (
challenger)
U.S. Rep., 2nd District
reneeforcongress.com

Virginia Foxx (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 5th District
virginiafoxx.com

Sue Myrick (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 9th District
suemyrick.com


OHIO
Mary Taylor (
challenger)
Lieutenant Governor
kasichforohio.com

Jean Schmidt (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 2nd District
jeanschmidt.com


OKLAHOMA

Mary Fallin (
open seat)
Governor
maryfallin.org

Janet Barresi (
open seat)
State Superintendent
janetbarresi.com

Dana Murphy (
incumbent)
Corporation Commissioner
danamurphy.com

SOUTH CAROLINA
Nikki Haley
(open seat)
Governor
nikkihaley.com


SOUTH DAKOTA
Kristi Noem
(challenger)
U.S. Rep., At Large
kristiforcongress.com


TENNESSEE
Diane Black (
open seat)
U.S. Rep., 6th District
votedianeblack.com

Marsha Blackburn (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 7th District
votemarsha.com


TEXAS
Susan Combs (
incumbent)
State Comptroller
susancombs.com

Kay Granger (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 12th District
kaygranger.com


WASHINGTON
Jaime Herrera (
open seat)
U.S. Rep., 3rd District
jaimeherrera.com

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 5th District
cathyforcongress.com


WEST VIRGINIA
Shelley Moore Capito (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., 2nd District
shelleymoorecapito.com


WISCONSIN
Rebecca Kleefisch (
open seat)
Lieutenant Governor
rebeccaforreal.com


WYOMING
Cynthia Cloud (
open seat)
State Auditor
cynthiacloud.com

Cindy Hill (
open seat)
Supt. of Public Instruction
hill4education.com

Cynthia Lummis (
incumbent)
U.S. Rep., At Large
lummisforwyoming.com





 


TOO CLOSE TO CALL

ALASKA
Lisa Murkowski
(
incumbent / write-in candidate)
U.S. Senator
lisamurkowski.com


ARIZONA
Ruth McClung (
challenger)
U.S. Rep., 7th District
ruth4az.com

MINNESOTA
Annette Meeks (
open seat)
Lieutenant Governor
emmerforgovernor.com

NEW YORK
Ann Marie Buerkle
(
challenger)
U.S. Rep., 25th District
buerkleforcongress.com

 

 

RESOURCES

  Read the election overview from the Center for American Women in Politics

 

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