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May 24, 2021 · OPINION

Jennifer Carroll Foy the best choice for governor

Jennifer Carol Foy and four other candidates seek the Democratic nomination for governor in the June 8 primary election.
By Katherine Johnston

As a lifelong Virginian, I believe that Virginia is truly a leader in our country. However, I have also seen how politicians have failed their constituents when they prioritize special interest groups and lose focus on the struggles of Virginians.

This is why I support Jennifer Carroll Foy, who will advocate for Virginians and move us toward a brighter future as governor.

Ms. Carroll Foy understands our concerns because she’s lived them herself. Her experiences growing up in Petersburg, and as a graduate of VMI, public defender and mother help her to know what Virginians need.

As a House of Delegates member, she proved her ability to lead by advancing the ERA and supporting pro-labor legislation. As governor, she will raise teacher pay, expand broadband access and support small businesses.

Ms. Carroll Foy will lift all Virginians and support communities that are often underrepresented. Unlike other candidates (in the June 8 Democratic primary election), she does not accept donations from special interest groups. With a plan to ban political contributions from corporations, her administration will serve the needs of everyday Virginians.

It’s time to leave behind the politics of the past: supporting policies that fail to improve the lives of Virginians or only voting against the opposing party.

Instead, it’s time to embrace a new ideal and nominate a candidate who is passionate about advocating for her constituents and has proved her ability to lead and implement change. We need a capable, empathetic leader who isn’t afraid to chart a new path and fight for the security and happiness of every Virginian.
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