Lakewood Ranch Republican Club

Carolann Garafola - Secretary

Carolann Garafola has been a member of the Lakewood Ranch Republican Club since the Fall of 2019, at which time she became a Full Time resident of Florida.  She is a transplant from New Jersey, was an elected official, initially as a Board of Education Member in Warren Twp, 1989-1991 and then became an elected official on the Republican ticket from Jan.1996- May of 2019 on the Warren Twp. Committee. During that time, she served as Mayor for a total of 6 years. She also was a former High School Principal and ran a “for profit” company, Mt. Bethel Village, as the Executive Director of an apartment complex and day program for adults with special challenges.  She presently sits on the Child Services Advisory Board of Manatee County as a volunteer Child Advocate. She is also an artist at a gallery on AMI, bikes several days a week and volunteers with the Palm Aire Women’s Club to raise money for Charities.