Virgina Delegate Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D)
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Elizabeth Bennett-Parker is the Delegate for the 5th Virginia House District located in Alexandria. Born in Alexandria to two Naval officers, Elizabeth is dedicated to serving her community.
Elizabeth is the fifth member of the Virginia House of Delegates to give birth while in office, and she is committed to supporting children and families. In the 2024 legislative session, she has introduced bills to provide free school meals to all students, to provide free childcare for the families of childcare workers, and other measures to improve Virginia’s early childhood care and education system.
During her first term, she passed bills expanding the ability for advisory public boards and commissions to hold electronic meetings; modernizing ABC laws to support the employment of individuals with felony convictions; strengthening protections for victims of stalking; supporting electric vehicle charging infrastructure; incentivizing farmers to donate surplus crops to food banks, and protecting consumers from deceptive event ticketing websites.
Elizabeth serves on the House Finance, General Laws, and Counties, Cities & Towns Committees. She previously served as the Vice Mayor of Alexandria. She has also been a substitute teacher for Alexandria City Public Schools and a former co-leader of Together We Bake, a non-profit job training and personal development program for underserved women.
She and her husband, Stephen, live in Alexandria with their infant daughter, and their rescue cat, Julep, and dog, Nori
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