Del. Carroll Foy formally launches bid for Virginia governor

Del. Carroll Foy formally launches bid for Virginia governor
Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, D-Price William, cheers on Equal Rights Amendment demonstrators outside the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. The 2019 session of the General Assembly opens today. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Source: Steve Helber)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Democratic state Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy has formally launched her bid for Virginia governor, using email and social media to make her first appeal to voters amid the social distancing constraints of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Petersburg-native, two-term lawmaker, attorney and mom of toddler twin boys says she’ll be an advocate for working families.

She says the “status quo in Virginia” isn’t working for too many people. Many Democrats are expected to get into the 2021 race to replace Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, who cannot serve consecutive terms.

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