Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Jeanette M. Nuñez is the Lieutenant Governor of Florida and is the first Hispanic female to serve Florida in that capacity. Lieutenant Governor Nuñez is the daughter of Cuban immigrants, and as a first-generation American, she embodies the American dream and has dedicated her life to serving her fellow Floridians.
Lieutenant Governor Nuñez graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science degree and a Master of Public Administration degree. She was elected to the Florida House of Representatives from 2010–2018. While in the House, Lieutenant Governor Nuñez served in various leadership roles, including as the House Speaker Pro Tempore during her final two years.
As Lieutenant Governor, she oversees crucial areas like the Florida Department of Health, as well as serving as the Chair of Space Florida. She also serves as the Chair of Florida’s Cybersecurity Advisory Council and the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking.
She is married to her husband, Adrian Nuñez, and together they are the proud parents of three children: Megan, Justin, and Jason.