Jennifer Webb is a proven problem solver and committed community leader who comes from a long line of dedicated public servants, health care professionals, small business owners, teachers and principals. Her family taught her the importance of hard work and the value of giving back.
Growing up, Jennifer met tragedy and hardships with a grace and perseverance she learned early on. A week before her second birthday, her father died when his motorcycle was hit by a truck after coming home from the third shift. With help of an expansive family and a constellation of Catholic nuns and teachers, Jennifer’s mother raised her and her brother while fighting to retain minimum-wage, entry-level secretarial jobs to provide for her children. Although her mother is intelligent and hardworking, Jennifer’s family was vulnerable until her mother was remarried. Jennifer was raised by her community and now strives each and every day to give back to our community.
Jennifer is a proven problem solver and gives back to our community by tackling some of the most pressing problems for our families in Pinellas County. She attracted employers to lower income communities and got people in these communities the skills they needed to do these jobs. She also developed training programs that would lead to higher skill and higher paid jobs, so people weren’t stuck in entry-level positions.
After earning her Masters from University of South Florida, Jennifer taught faculty members how to conduct research with the community and how to teach hands-on classes that help Bay area residents. As the Director of Community Partnerships, Jennifer built projects that bring together business, the university, non-profits, and residents to create stronger communities. Through these projects, she worked to reduce violence and increase employment, to eliminate hunger, to bring justice to victims of crime and abuse of power, to assist student veterans and military members, and to support high quality public schools and the children who attend them.
Jennifer is now a small business owner in the private sector. Yet, she still brings together different sectors to solve some of our most pressing problems. She is currently focused on finding solutions to transportation/traffic, affordable housing, and community health.
Jennifer Webb is running for State Representative to fight for the interests of all of Florida's families, to restore control to our local communities, and to protect our waterways and drinking water.