Jennifer Carroll Foy was born and raised in Petersburg, Virginia — a community with heart that also fell on hard times.
Petersburg has one of the highest poverty rates and one of the highest rates of unaccredited schools. The city was named one of the most dangerous places to live per capita in all of Virginia. Jennifer was raised by her grandmother, Mary Lee Carroll — a powerhouse and a leader in the community.
Her grandmother would say, “Jenn, if you have it, you have to give it.” Jennifer saw her grandmother give all she had — even when she didn’t have much to give.
She watched her grandmother go to work every day as a health aide in Petersburg. And when she came home at night, she usually came home to a house full of people from church who fell on hard times and needed a helping hand.
When Jennifer was a young woman, her grandmother suffered a stroke that made her a quadriplegic. Suddenly the strongest woman Jennifer knew needed to be taken care of herself. Hard choices followed, as they do for so many Virginia families. Jennifer and her aunt had to make the difficult decision to cut Mary Lee’s lifesaving prescription drugs in half some months so they could afford both the medication and their mortgage.
This experience, and growing up in a community where people worked multiple jobs to barely make ends meet, her friends were victims of gun violence, and students didn’t have books to take home, led Jennifer to commit herself to a life of service.
In high school, she joined the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC). And upon watching the Supreme Court make the landmark decision to open the door for women to attend Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Jennifer knew she had to attend. Jennifer was one of the first women to graduate from VMI. Having spent four years at Virginia Military Institute, Jennifer learned to address problems head-on and never back down from a fight — and she deepened her commitment to put service above self.
After graduation, Jennifer went on to receive a master’s degree from Virginia State University and a law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Jennifer started her career as a magistrate judge. But she quickly saw how people in her courtroom were being treated differently based on their race, economic status, or zip code. Jennifer became a public defender to help give a voice to the voiceless — children, people suffering from addiction, those experiencing houselessness, those with mental illness, and the poor.
In 2017, she took her commitment to service to the Virginia House of Delegates.
She ran for office while pregnant with her twin boys and flipped a historically red district blue. In the House of Delegates, she led the charge to clean up toxic coal ash ponds across the Commonwealth and was a part of the successful push to expand Medicaid to over 500,000 Virginians. During the 2020 General Assembly, Jennifer advanced a pro-woman, pro-labor, and pro-environment agenda, and led the charge to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia as the bill’s chief sponsor.
But we are at a critical juncture for our Commonwealth, where so much of this progress has the potential to be rolled back and she knows Virginians can’t afford to go backwards.
So now Jennifer is stepping up to serve her community once again and is running for State Senate in Virginia’s 33rd District.
Jennifer Carroll Foy is running a campaign powered by the people — people like you.
She has earned the support of individuals, groups and organizations that represent hundreds of thousands of Virginians and millions of Americans because they know she’s got what it takes to move Virginia out of the status quo, and into the future.
Proud to be the only labor endorsed candidate for SD-33
Fairfax County Endorsements
- Delegate Karrie Delaney (VA-67)
- Delegate Dan Helmer (VA-40)
- Delegate Paul Krizek (VA-44)
- Jeff McKay, Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chair
- Walter Alcorn, Fairfax Board of Supervisors Hunter Mill District
- John Foust, Fairfax Board of Supervisors Dranesville Supervisor
- Rodney Lusk, Fairfax Board of Supervisors Lee District Supervisor Elec
- Daniel Storck, Fairfax Board of Supervisors Mount Vernon District
- Ricardy Anderson, Fairfax County School Board Member, Mason District
- Laura Jane Cohen, Fairfax County School Board Member, Springfield District
- Karl Frisch, Fairfax County School Board Member, Providence District
- Melanie K Meren, Fairfax County School Board Member, Hunter Mills District
- Stella Pekarsky, Fairfax County School Board Member, Sully District
- Rachna Sizemore Heizer, Fairfax County School Board Member, Member at large
- Elaine Tholen, Fairfax County School Board Member, Dranesville District
- Steve Descano, Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney
- Linda Sperling, Former Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Candidate and Local Activist
- Paul Friedman, Fairfax County Community Leader
- Alicia Plerhoples, Fairfax Community Leader & Former Candidate for Fairfax County Chair
- Shyamali Roy Hauth, Community Organizer & Former Candidate for Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
- Peter Weyland, Transportation Chair for South County Federation, LCAC Board Member, Mason Neck Citizens Association Board Member, South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce Board Member and Co-Founder
- Maritza Zermeno, Former Mt. Vernon Democratic Committee Chair & Community Organizer
Prince William & Manassas Endorsements
- Atif Quarni, Former Virginia Secretary of Education
- Delegate Michelle Maldonado (VA-50)
- Babur Lateef, Prince William County School Board Member, Chair
- Ann Wheeler, Prince William County Board of Supervisors, Chair At Large
- Victor Angry, Prince William County Board of Supervisors, Neabsco District, Vice Chair
- Kenny Boddye, Prince William County Board of Supervisors, Occoquan District
- Margaret Angela Franklin, Prince William County Board of Supervisors, Woodbridge District
- Adele Jackson, Prince William County School Board Member, Brentsville
- Lillie Jessie, Prince William County School Board Member, Occoquan District
- Diane Raulston, Prince William County School Board Member, Neabsco District
- Justin Wilk, Prince William County School Board Member, Potomac District
- Loree Williams, Prince William County School Board Member, Woodbridge District, Vice Chair
- Lisa Zargarpur, Prince William County School Board Member, Coles District
- Mayor Michelle Davis-Younger, City of Manassas
- Selonia Miles, Councilwoman – Town of Dumfries
- Rob Perry, Planning Commissioner – Occoquan District
- Mayor Earnie Porta, Town of Occoquan
- Ralph Smith, Manassas City Councilman
- Karl Becker, Vice Chair of Prince William County Coles District Democratic Committee
- Tiziana Bottino, Prince William County Soil and Water Conservation District Director
- Evelyn I. BruMar, Prince William County Human Rights Commissioner, Virginia LGBTQ+ Advisory Board Member
- George Hampton, Prince William County Community Leader and Activist
- Richard Jessie, Prince William County Community Leader & Democratic Political Consultant
- Mansimran S. Kahlon, Prince William County Soil & Water Conservation Board Member & Community Activist
- Idris O’Connor , Coles District Committee Chairperson
- David Pala, Former Prince William County Democratic Committee Executive Director
- Collin Robinsonm Former Prince William County Democratic Committee Chair, Democratic Committee Chair 2012-2018
- Raheel Sheikh , Prince William County Community Leader and Activist
- Aeshah Sheikh, Community Activist
- Siddique Sheikh, Prince William County Community and Business Leader
- Harry W. Wiggins, Occoquan Democratic Committee Chair 2019-2021 & Prince William Democratic Committee Chair 2012-2018
- The Late US Congressman Donald McEachin (VA-04)
- Delegate Nadarius Clark (VA-79)
- Delegate Joshua G. Cole (VA-28)
- Delegate Kelly Convirs-Fowler (VA-21)
- Delegate Sally Hudson(VA-57)
- Delegate Chris L. Hurst (VA-16)
- Delegate Sam Rasoul (VA-11)
- Delegate Rodney Willett (VA-73)
- Herb Jones, US Congressional Candidate (VA-01)
- Alyia Gaskins, Alexandria City Councilmember
- Phyllis J. Randall, Loudoun County Chair at Large
- Koran T. Saines, Vice Chairman of Loudoun Board of Supervisors – Sterling District
- Pam Yeung, Stafford Vice Chair Board of Supervisors – Garrisonville District
- Maya Guy, Stafford County School Board Member – Aquia District
- Stephanie Rizzi, 5th District School Board Representative – Richmond Public Schools
- Tinesha Allen, Stafford County Board of Supervisors
- Buta Biberaj, Commonwealth’s Attorney – Loudoun County
- Parisa Dehghani-Tafti, Commonwealth’s Attorney – Arlington County & City of Falls Church
- Kenya Gibson, Vice Chair Richmond City School Board
- Sylvia Glass, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors – Broad Run District Supervisor
- Tavorise K. Marks, Civil Rights Leader and Small Business Owner
- Mayor Samuel Parham, City of Petersburg
- Vice Mayor Annette Smith-Lee, City of Petersburg
- Donte Tanner, Board of Zoning Appeals Member
- Gwendolyn Bell, Former Candidate for Stafford County Board of Supervisor – Rock Hill
- Veronica Coleman, Pastor and Community Leader
- Kecia Evans, Former Candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates
- Irina Khanin, Child Advocacy Attorney, Vice President of Winchester Education Foundation, Community Activist, and Former Candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates
- Atiba Muse, Former Petersburg City Public School Board Member – Ward 2
- Susan Platt, Former Chief of Staff to Sen Joe Biden and Former Candidate for Lt. Governor
- Anika Rahman, Community Leader
- Qasim Rashid, Human Rights Lawyer and Former Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress
- LaVeesha Rollins, Community Activist
- Gene Rossi, Former Career Federal Prosecutor & Candidate for VA Lt Governor
- Yolanda Roussell, Community Leader
- Lisa Sales, Sexual & Domestic Violence/Women’s Rights & Equity Advocate
- Mo Seifeldein, Former Alexandria Councilmember
- Vangie Williams, Former Congressional Candidate & Business Owner
- IBEW Local 26
- International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers
- Mid Atlantic Pipe Trades
- Operating Engineers Local 77
- Sara Nelson, President of Association of Flight Attendants
- SMART Union
- Teamsters Local Union 639