When Jennifer Webb was elected to the Florida State House in 2018, she became the first openly lesbian politician to hold statewide office — and the first to do so with a same-sex spouse.
State Rep. Webb is the former director of community partnerships at the University of South Florida’s Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships, where she built projects to bring together business, the university, nonprofits, 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.
After her work at USF, she was a managing partner at leadership and consulting firm Publicus and CEO of Think Tampa Bay.
She has a BA in history and anthropology from Louisiana State University and an MA in applied anthropology from the University of South Florida.