Carroll Foy vying for new 33rd District seat in State Senate | Securities
The former Prince William County Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy is a candidate for the Virginia Senate.
Carroll Foy announced his campaign Friday for the newly configured 33rd District. The district includes northeastern Prince William County, including Woodbridge, Occoquan and Lake Ridge, and south-central Fairfax County.
“[W]We are at a critical juncture here in Virginia, and the bottom line is that Virginia’s progress must be accelerated, not reversed,” Carroll Foy said in a press release.
Carroll Foy was first elected as a delegate in the 2nd District, which covered Prince William’s East and part of Stafford County, in 2017. She resigned in 2021 to seek the Democratic nomination for office for governor, but finished second in last spring’s four-way primary behind former Governor Terry McAuliffe.
All General Assembly seats will be available in the 2023 campaign in new districts established by the Supreme Court of Virginia. No other candidate had announced a campaign in the 33rd Senate District on Friday.
Carroll Foy, a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, was a public defender when she was first elected in 2017. She won both her elections to the legislature with more than 60% of the vote.
In announcing his candidacy, Carroll Foy highlighted his work to expand Medicaid, raise the state’s minimum wage, and invest in transportation, education, and affordable housing. His announcement was accompanied by a host of endorsements from local and regional authorities.
“My commitment to Virginia has never wavered, and I will work hard to build a better Virginia for everyone,” she said in the press release.
Carroll Foy had also been mentioned as a possible candidate for the new 7th District seat in the House of Representatives, but incumbent Rep. Abigail Spanberger, also a Democrat, said she plans to run for re-election this year even if she no longer lives in the neighborhood.