Lt. Gov.-elect Jennifer Carroll will be honored the weekend before she and Gov.-elect Rick Scott are sworn-in for becoming the first African-American second-in-command in Florida history. The state’s largest historically black college, Florida A&M , announced it was would hold a reception in Carroll’s honor Jan. 2, two days before she and Scott take over for Gov. Charlie Crist and Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp. “FAMU congratulates Mrs. Carroll on her historic election,” FAMU President James H. Ammons said in a statement. “This reception is an opportunity to welcome Mrs. Carroll to FAMU, the campus and the Tallahassee community.” The reception for Carroll, a former Republican lawmakers, will be co-hosted by former Senate Democratic Leader Al Lawson, who praised her election as “such a historical affair.”
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