Jennifer in the Media
Democrat Jennifer Carroll Foy managed a sizable fundraising total in her first full reporting period since she was formally declared the victor in the 2nd District Democratic primary following a July 20 recount. She pulled in about $95,100, and now has nearly $53,600 in the bank — by contrast, she had just $8,400 on hand by the end of June.
A woman who recently gave birth to premature twins says she never considered dropping out of the running for Virginia's General Assembly. News4's Julie Carey reports she hopes to be an example of how women can do it all.
Jennifer Carroll Foy, a 35-year-old public defender who was admitted to the Virginia Military Institute during one of the first years women were legally allowed to attend the school, did an Emerge training for her run for Virginia state legislature this fall. "There are Republicans in a lot of these [local] offices who are taking hold of Trumpism, which is very dangerous, so we need a counterbalance to that," she says. "We need progressive Democrats to go to the General Assembly to ensure that people's civil rights are not trampled upon, to make it known that Virginia is not a place for intolerance and bigotry and discrimination."
After going through what she describes as "the stages of grief" after Election Day, she says, "I thought to myself, if not me, then who? And if not now, then when?
After more than a month of suspense in the lead-up to a recount, Jennifer Carroll Foy is officially the Democratic nominee in the race for the Second District seat in the House of Delegates.
Though a group of Prince William County judges still needs to officially certify the results, election officials say the July 20 recount confirmed Foy’s narrow victory over Josh King in the June 13 primary.