Steamfitters Local 602, Representing More Than 4,500 Virginians, Latest Union to Endorse Carroll Foy’s Fight for Working Families
(Woodbridge, VA) – Today, Steamfitters Local 602, representing more than 4,500 Virginians, announced their support of Jennifer Carroll Foy’s candidacy for Governor. Steamfitters Local 602 is the latest union from across the Commonwealth to support her candidacy, including the Teamsters Joint Council 55, Teamsters Local 730, American Federation of Government Employees Local 252, United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and IBEW Local 26.
“Del. Carroll Foy is a once in a lifetime candidate and we are enthusiastically endorsing her candidacy for Governor,” said Steamfitters Union Local 602 President Danny Loveless. “She has not just been an effective and tireless legislator who stands up for workers even when it’s hard, but is someone who grew up experiencing the same challenges working families face across Virginia. When we elect Jennifer Carroll Foy, we’ll be electing a true champion for working people in Virginia.”
“Growing up in Petersburg, I know what it’s like to make those difficult decisions families constantly make, choosing a roof over their head or life saving medication,” said Del. Carroll Foy. “As Governor, I’ll make sure workers not only have fair wages, but are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. I’ll fight to create jobs that pay a living wage, increase access to quality, affordable health care, encourage union apprenticeships and more. I am honored to have the support of Steamfitters Local 602 and look forward to working together to fight for working people.”
Jennifer Carroll Foy has dedicated her life to service. As one of the first women to graduate from Virginia Military Institute, a former foster mom, a magistrate judge, and public defender, Jennifer has embodied the ideals of community, honor and commitment in every facet of her life. During her time in the legislature, Jennifer led the way on the Equal Rights Amendment, proudly supported the successful fight to expand Medicaid to over 500,000 Virginians, and passed a budget that includes a 3% salary increase for teachers. She is a proud mother to twin three year olds, and wife to her husband Jeff, who she met her first week at VMI.