Jennifer Carroll Foy

American politician

Jennifer Denise Carroll Foy (born September 25, 1981) is an American lawyer and politician. She served as the Virginia state delegate for the 2nd house district. She resigned to run for governor of Virginia in the 2021 election[1][2][3] She lost in the Democratic primary behind Terry McAuliffe.[4]

Jennifer Carroll Foy
Jennifer Carroll Foy at volunteer appreciation event.jpg
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 2nd district
In office
January 10, 2018 – December 12, 2020
Preceded byMark Dudenhefer
Succeeded byCandi Mundon King
Personal details
Jennifer Denise Carroll

(1981-09-25) September 25, 1981 (age 40)
Petersburg, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jeffrey Foy
EducationVirginia Military Institute (BA)
Virginia State University (MA)
Thomas Jefferson School of Law (JD)

Early life and educationEdit

Jennifer Carroll Foy was born in Petersburg, Virginia.[5] She graduated from Petersburg High School.[6]


After graduating from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Carroll Foy spent time teaching in Los Angeles. She moved to Virginia and opened a private law practice for criminal defense.[7]

In February 2017, Carroll Foy began running for the 2nd district seat in the 2017 election.[7] In November 2017, Carroll Foy became delegate of Virginia's Second district.[8]

2021 Virginia gubernatorial campaignEdit

In 2020, Carroll Foy became a candidate for the Democratic Party in the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election.[9][10] She resigned from her state delegate seat on December 12, 2021.[11] She lost when previous Governor Terry McAuliffe was chosen in the Democratic primary.


  1. "Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy stepping down to focus on race for Virginia governor". 8News. 2020-12-08. Retrieved 2020-12-08.
  2. Times-Dispatch, JUSTIN MATTINGLY Richmond. "Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy files paperwork to run for governor". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  3. Press, SARAH RANKIN Associated. "Democrat Carroll Foy files to run for Virginia governor". Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  4. "DDHQ Election Results". Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  5. Leonor, Mel (May 27, 2020). "Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy begins run for governor, says she is the 'right leader' for Virginia". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  6. Nicholson, Brooke (2020-07-01). "Jennifer Carroll Foy Wants to be Virginia's First Female Governor". RVA Mag. Retrieved 2020-11-09.
  7. 7.0 7.1 LANCE–STAR, AMANDA VICINANZO THE FREE. "Democrat Jennifer Carroll Foy enters race for Second District seat". Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  8. Koma, Alex. "Foy wins open seat to represent 2nd District; part of sweeping Democratic victories". INSIDENOVA.COM. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  9. Moomaw, Graham. "Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy files paperwork to run for governor". Virginia Mercury. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  10. Vozzella, Laura (2020-05-27). "Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy announces bid in Virginia governor's race". Washington Post. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  11. "Virginia Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy Steps Down to Focus on Governor Campaign". NBC4 Washington. December 8, 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020.