TALLAHASSEE — In her first interview since abruptly resigning last week, former Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll said this weekend that she was already considering getting out of the public sector.
"I offered everything that I could to the administration," Carroll told the New York Times on Saturday in an interview granted with conditions about what could be discussed. "I believe I did a fantastic job."
Carroll said she saw her resignation as a setback. She told the newspaper she was fielding offers and was already weighing a jump into corporate life or community service.
"People are calling me asking me to run for this, that and the other thing," said Carroll, 53, who is married with three grown children. "I say, you know what? First of all, I am going to spend time with my family, because for the last two years it's been very difficult."
Carroll resigned last week shortly after she was questioned by state law enforcement officials investigation accusations of illegal gambling, fraud and racketeering involving a nonprofit organization, Allied Veterans of the World, she once represented as a public relations consultant.