September 10th, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Carole Fernandez was born and grew up in Louisiana’s Cajun country. She moved to Tennessee to attend college and then law school. She began practicing law in Nashville in 1978, first in private practice and then, for 6 years, with the U.S. Department of Labor. In 1987, she and her family moved to Miami, Florida, where, for almost 27 years, she served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney handling civil litigation, generally defending suits filed against the United States and federal agencies and officials.
After retiring in late 2013, she and her husband, Chuck Stewart, moved to High Springs, where they live on about 13 acres with plenty of trees and wildlife. She is the current president of the Alachua County League of Women Voters.