As a mom of 2-year-old twin boys, a state legislator and a court-appointed defense attorney, Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy already has a lot going on. But she’s not letting any of that that stop her from pursuing her next big goal: to become the first woman – and woman of color – to be elected governor of Virginia.
After hinting at a statewide run for more than a year, Carroll Foy, 38, is finally making it official. She quietly filed her paperwork to run for governor in April and did a round of interviews last week ahead of a May 27 announcement.
Carroll Foy, D-2nd, says she’s jumping in the race now – amid the COVID-19 pandemic – because “Virginia can’t wait.”