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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
With primary elections coming on June 13, 61 women are seeking a seat in the Virginia legislature — about 30 percent of the field. The overall crop of 206 candidates is far bigger than usual, and the number of women may be a record. The 50 women running as Democrats are the most for that party in at least a decade and probably ever — up from 27 who filed in 2015, according to the state party. Republicans are fielding 10 female candidates, and one woman is running as an independent.Read More
1. Tell us a bit about yourself, and specifically, what in your background and/or temperament makes you the best qualified of the Democratic candidates to represent the 2nd House of Delegates district in Richmond.
I have dedicated my life to public service. As a public defender, I represent some of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens including children, the indigent and the mentally ill.
Voter participation is one of the most important things in any democracy but not all citizens are given equal access to that franchise- and we are learning that this week here in Woodbridge. Virginia has a long history in this area and none of it has been positive.Read More