Jennifer Carroll Foy Biography

Jennifer Carroll Foy is an American politician and lawyer. She is a Democratic Party member and works as a public defender. Carroll Foy was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017 to represent the 2nd House of Delegates district, which includes parts of Prince William and Stafford counties in Northern Virginia. She resigned from the Virginia House of Delegates in order to concentrate on her candidacy for Governor in 2021.

Early life

Jennifer Carroll Foy was born on 25th September 1981 in Petersburg and grew up there. Her father died in a road accident during her childhood thus, she was raised by her grandmother Mary Lee Carroll. Her parents’ information is not available and also no data available whether she has any siblings or not. Jennifer completed her basic school education at Petersburg high school. In 2003, she graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a bachelor’s degree. She earned her Master’s degree from Virginia State University and her Juris Doctorate from San Diego’s Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Jennifer Carroll Foy Career

Carroll Foy spent time teaching and working as a litigation associate in Los Angeles after graduating from law school. She returned to Virginia and established a private criminal defense firm. Carroll Foy ran for the Virginia House of Delegates seat for the Second District in February 2017. She campaigned in 2017 on extending Medicaid, raising the minimum wage, increasing teacher compensation, and reforming the criminal justice system. Carroll Foy defeated Republican Mike Makee in November 2017 to become the delegate for Virginia’s Second District. She served on the Courts of Justice, Finance, and Public Safety Committees in the House of Delegates.

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Carroll Foy submitted paperwork in 2020 to run for the Democratic nomination for governor of Virginia in 2021. She announced her intention to resign from the House of Delegates on December 8, 2020, in order to devote her whole attention to her gubernatorial candidacy. On December 12, 2020, she announced her resignation. If elected, she would be the first female governor of Virginia, the second African-American governor after Douglas Wilder, and the first African-American female governor of the United States, alongside fellow candidate Jennifer McClellan.

Jennifer Carroll Foy Biography

Real Name Jennifer Denise Carroll Foy
Birth Date September 25, 1981
Age (as of 2021) 39 Years
Birth Place Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Nationality American
Profession Politician & Lawyer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Libra

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimeters – 181 cm (Approx.)
Weight in Kilograms – 64 kg  –  in Pounds –  141 lbs (Approx.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Slim




School Petersburg High School
College Virginia State University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her Husband? Jefferey Foy
Children Two

Personal life

Jennifer is married to Jeffery Foy. She met him at Virginia military institute and they got hitched together and are living happily together. In July 2017 she gave birth to two cute boys. She has a Twitter account which is verified with 114 K followers and 5575 tweets. Foy has a Wikipedia page with information about careers, early life, and education. She also has an account on Facebook.

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Jennifer Carroll Foy Net worth

Jennifer is a politician and lawyer by profession. Most of her income comes from this only. As of 2021, the total net worth of Jennifer Carroll is between $1million to $5million. She is the giver and was raised like that by her grandmother. During covid 19 she helped a lot of people in need of money, job, or shelter.


  • In high school, Jennifer participated in the Junior reserves officers’ training corps.
  • She sponsored and won ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in 2020 making Virginia the 38th state to do so.
  • In March 2018, Foy voted in favor of Medicaid expansion in the General Assembly, giving 400,000 Virginians access to health care.
  • Carroll Foy supports third-party, commission-drawn legislative maps, but she opposes the 2020 change to the state constitution, claiming it is unjust to enshrine a “substandard” proposal in the constitution.
  • Foy as a public defender has argued for the reform of cash bail, condemning Virginia’s “justice-for-profit system”.
  • Carroll Foy initially voted no on a plan to lower jail terms in 2020, bringing Virginia’s “earned sentence credit” policy in line with that of other states.

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