meet

Jennifer

Carroll Foy

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Jennifer Carroll Foy

VMI Graduate, Foster Mom, Public Defender, Delegate

I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you my story because I think you deserve to know more about me, what I believe and why I ran for office in the first place.

When I was growing up, my grandfather always said, “If you have it, you have to give it.” Those words stuck with me when I was at VMI; they were the reason I served as a foster parent; and they are a guiding principle I live by as a public defender.

Giving back has been, and must continue to be, the foundation of Virginia. That is why I’ve made it my life’s work.

When I was at Virginia Military Institute (VMI), I knew I had to defy the odds and graduate in order to have the opportunity to give back. I enrolled in the third class of female cadets to attend the historically all-male college. On my first day, they shaved my head and said, “Welcome to VMI.” My best male friend bet me a dollar that I wouldn’t last a year. Well, I won that bet.

I know the deck seems stacked against us. Washington is a mess and politicians prefer gridlock over results.

But every time I look my kids in the eyes, or walk into work as a public defender, I know we have to fight toward a fairer, stronger, and more just Virginia.

As your Delegate, I am fighting to:

  • Expand Medicaid to 400,000 Virginians to ensure access to affordable healthcare for veterans, women, and working families.

  • Strengthen our schools by working to address the teacher shortage crisis in Prince William and Stafford County.

  • Prepare our students for the 21st Century economy by making it easier to take coding classes and get Career and Technical Education certifications.

  • Improve transportation by extending the Metro Blue Rail to Prince William County and changing the state formula to ensure Stafford county has sufficient funds for road construction and maintenance.

  • Protect the water we drink from coal ash contamination, by removing ash or recycling it to make materials like concrete.

  • Ensure that veterans have the resources they need to get an education, start a businesses, and fully participate in Virginia’s economy after returning from service.

Together, we can achieve great things. If you have any questions, please email my office at DelJCarrollFoy@house.virginia.gov.

Thank you,

Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy