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Jennifer Carroll Foy
Jennifer Carroll Foy is a native Virginian, mother and Virginia House delegate. As a black woman born and raised in Virginia, Jennifer is dedicated to ensuring that all Virginians are treated equally. She is a strong, consistent advocate for gender equality, criminal justice reform and working families. 

Jennifer has long been an advocate for gender equality. She was among the first women to be allowed into Virginia’s Military Institute after Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion forcing the Institute to open its doors to women. Jennifer plans to continue to help open doors and break barriers for women by fighting for reproductive freedom, equal pay and paid family leave.

As a former public defender and the first-ever elected to the General Assembly, Jennifer understands the underlying problems in the justice system. In her time as a delegate, Jennifer was a strong advocate for a fair justice system that treated everyone equally regardless of color. As Governor, she will continue her advocacy. Jennifer is dedicated in her fight to address the historical injustices in the criminal justice system, end mass incarceration and eliminate the school-to-prison pipeline.

Jennifer grew up in a working-class family that often struggled to make ends meet, so she understands all too well that the struggles that middle- and lower-class families face in their day-to-day lives. She plans to address those concerns head-on by elevating workers’ voices, increasing the minimum wage and improving work conditions. Jennifer is also an advocate for affordable healthcare, protecting the environment and providing quality education to all students.