Jamaican-American, Reverend Dr. Karen Green has been appointed as one of four vice-chairs of Florida’s Democratic Party.
Green, alongside former Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Dr. Karen Green, SEIU FPSU President Alphonso Mayfield and Orange County Property Appraiser Amy Mercado, was appointed by the party Chair, Manny Diaz.
Diaz noted that, “I am excited that these four great leaders have agreed to join our team. They are going to be an invaluable help in building a year-round grassroots organizing program, rebranding the state party, and electing Democrats up and down the ballot— I can’t wait for us to get to work.”
Dr. Green was born in Jamaica and attended the St. Hughs High School and the University of Technology and The University of the West Indies.
Before going to London, England, to study, Green had her first stint working in politics, as a young intern at Jamaica’s Ministry of Youth.
She migrated to the United States in 1990 and continued working in politics.
She most recently served as the Florida Democratic Party’s Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is a Humanitarian Religious Ambassador-At-Large with the United Nations.
Dr. Green has served as the Caribbean Coalition Director for a number of presidential campaigns, liaison for Democrats Abroad and as advance speaker to President Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama.
The Florida Democratic Party, in a news release, stated that “Dr. Green, a proud Jamaican-born Caribbean American, is a respected political strategist, party activist, social justice advocate, mediator and humanitarian.
She has consistently demonstrated leadership in addressing the pressing socio-political agendas of our time, including but not limited to securing civil liberties for immigrants and minority communities, women’s rights, youth development and religious freedoms.”