Jennifer Carroll Foy
VA HD-2 Nov 2017 Stafford County
Jennifer Carroll Foy has dedicated her life to public service. As a public defender, she represents some of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens including adolescents, the indigent, and the mentally ill. In addition she is an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College. She also served a sa magistrate judge in Richmond. Jennifer was born and raised in Petersburg, VA.
She was one of the first female graduates from Virginia Military Institute. She earned a Master’s degree with honors from Virginia State University and a law degree from Thomas Jefferson Law School. She created the Foundation for Foster and Orphan Children and is a foster parent herself.
How Close is this Race?
Clinton won district 2 by 15.9 points in 2016. The incumbent Republican decided not to run again. The replacement is an ultra conservative candidate who worked for the Koch Brothers.
November 2016 Presidential Race
2013 House of Delegates Race
Why this Race Matters most:
Jennifer Foy is working on behalf of the citizens of District 2. With the incumbent Republican not running and a majority Democratic electorate, this race has a strong chance of having a Democrat elected, if Democrats show up to the polls.
Reduce class size, make early childhood education available, increase teacher pay.
Protect Women's Rights
Access to healthcare, equality in pay, right to choose.
Improve Economy and Job Growth
Increase minimum wage, small business incentives, infrastructure improvements.
DISTRICT HD2 DEMOGRAPHICS
Geography and Environment: District 2 is a part of the Washington D.C. Metro Area bisected by Prince William and Stafford counties. The population of HD2 is overwhelmingly young with children, college age and young adults comprising 64% of the population.
Citizenry: Roughly 50% of the population is White, 23% Black, 18% Hispanic, and 6% Asian.
Education: The educational level of the residents aged 25 or older closely mirrors VA averages: 42% have degrees higher than high school level. 46% have high school diplomas, and 12.2% have no high school diploma. Large racial disparities exist in educational attainment within the district.
Economy: Government and related work adds up to almost 50% of the jobs across the District. Median income is $92,500. Only 6% of families are on food stamps.
DISTRICT HD2 TALKING POINTS
Summary of the District for canvassers, volunteers and voters.
DISTRICT HD2 DEMOCRAT PRIMER
Printable summary of Democrat profile.
Republican Michael Makee
Republican Michael Makee retired as Naval Commander after 20 years and is the Republican replacement candidate. The 47-year-old Naval Academy graduate stepped in after Laquan Austion dropped out of the race. Makee moved to Stafford with his wife two years ago and is the father of six children ages 12 to 24. He serves on the Stafford County Utilities Commission and is the treasurer of the Stafford County Republican Committee. He stated that he only knows the military side of government and “now I will learn how the state and local side of the government.”
WHY NOT REPUBLICAN
After researching for policy positions, it is clear Michael Makee is not articulating his policy positions.
He is a very recent transplant to HD2 and has stated that he has limited knowledge of the issues of local government.
He is the Treasurer of the Stafford County Republican Committee which has a platform of anti-choice, cutting government spending, and against Medicaid expansion and the jobs that would bring to the state.
Side by Side on Key Policy Issues:
|Democrat Position||Republican Position|
|Education||Reinvest in our schools to remain competitive and prepare the future generation. Increase teacher salaries. Champion for early childhood education.||Wants to cut government spending.|
|Women's rights||Equal pay for women and access to health care for all.||Unknown but supports Stafford County Republican platform which is against a woman’s right to make her own healthcare choices.|
|Transportation||Extend the metro into Prince William County; fight for greater Virginia Department of Transportation funds to extend HOV lanes and improve secondary roads in our area.||Plans to “work to solve our transportation problems” without providing details besides wanting to cut government spending.|