Lieutenant Governor-elect Jeanette M. Nuñez was born and raised in Miami, Florida. The proud daughter of Cuban-American Immigrants, she began her healthcare career working at Jackson Health System in 2004 as the State Director for Government Relations and handled all aspects of the organization’s state affairs before being promoted to Vice President of Government Relations.
Jeanette Nuñez was first elected in 2010 to the Florida House of Representatives. During her tenure in the Florida House of Representatives, Nuñez served as the Vice Chair of the Appropriations Committee and the Rules and Policy Committee. She was appointed Chair of the Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness and has also chaired Health Quality Subcommittee, Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee and Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee. Most recently, Jeanette Nuñez served as Speaker Pro-Tempore before becoming the first Cuban American woman to be elected Lieutenant Governor of Florida.
Lieutenant Governor-elect Jeanette Nuñez is a proud graduate of Florida International University (FIU), where she has previously served as an adjunct professor. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science, her Masters of Public Administration from FIU and a Six Sigma Certificate from the University of Miami. She is also a graduate of Leadership Miami.
Jeanette is married to her husband of 22 years, Adrian Nuñez, and together they are the proud parents of three children – Megan, Justin and Jason.