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- Vanity Fair: “SHE SHOULD BE GOVERNOR—THAT’S IT”: IN VIRGINIA, JENNIFER CARROLL FOY IS FIGHTING TO MAKE HISTORY
When asked to describe Virginia gubernatorial candidate Jennifer Carroll Foy in one word, Gloria Steinem doesn’t miss a beat. “Gift,” she says in a joint Zoom interview with the candidate. Current Virginia governor Ralph Northam can’t run for reelection. Virginia is the only state in the country where governors cannot serve two consecutive terms, leaving a wide-open race for his successor. Among the five Democratic candidates—former governor Terry McAuliffe, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, former delegate Carroll Foy, Delegate Lee J. Carter, and state Senator Jennifer McClellan—Carroll Foy earned Steinem’s endorsement for what Steinem says are two reasons: who she is and what she has accomplished as a former public defender and former Virginia state delegate.
- SheKnows: Jennifer Carroll Foy’s Birth Experience Is Part of Her Mission to Be Virginia’s First Black Woman Governor
When former state delegate, public defender and mom of two Jennifer Carroll Foy says she is ready to take on the challenge of becoming the Democratic nominee and then hopefully defeat the Republican nominee to become Virginia’s first Black governor in the upcoming November elections, she’s thinking about the bigger picture. And we’re seeing her candidacy as an important statement for moms everywhere, not just in Virginia.
- Marie Claire: One Year Later, We Must Remember George Floyd’s Legacy
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Jennifer Carroll Foy has experienced America’s two-tiered system firsthand. Here, what she believes is needed in the continuing fight for racial justice.
- Charlottesville Tomorrow: Opinion: Charlottesville can choose new, bold leadership on June 8
I grew up in Petersburg, Virginia, one of the poorest communities in our commonwealth. Petersburg is a strong community thanks to the people I grew up with: our faith leaders; my teacher, Sgt. Maj. Frost; and my grandmother, Mary Lee. People in our community fought to keep Petersburg alive when politicians of the past turned their backs on us. It’s a town that had been left behind. Too many families struggled to get by – including my own. Luckily, I was raised by my grandmother, Mary Lee Carroll, a powerhouse and leader in our neighborhood, who taught me what I hold true: that even if you don’t have much, “If you have it, you have to give it.”
- Hollywood Life: Jennifer Carroll Foy Is Fighting To Be The1st Black Female Governor Of Virginia:‘It’s Time’
When Jennifer Carroll Foy was growing up as a young girl in Petersburg, Virginia, she had to sit with her aunt at her kitchen table trying to make the agonizing decision about whether the family was going to pay their mortgage or buy the medicine they needed for her sick grandmother.
- The Patch: Meet The Candidate: Jennifer Carroll Foy Runs For VA Governor
VIRGINIA — Former Virginia Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy is one of five candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for governor of Virginia in 2021.