Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy is a public defender and VMI graduate who represents parts of Prince William and Stafford counties. She has refused to take campaign contributions from regulated utility monopolies both as a Delegate and as a candidate, when she first signed the Activate Virginia Pledge.
In the 2018 legislative session, she introduced a bill directing the Department of Environmental Quality to require the closure by July 1, 2022 of any coal combustion residuals surface impoundment located in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This is an issue that is particularly important to her constituents due to the coal ash ponds at the Possum Point Power Station in Dumfries, and Delegate Carroll Foy has worked across the aisle to co-sponsor six further pieces of legislation that sought to protect the water supply from coal ash, find mechanisms to pay for the removal of coal combustion residuals landfills, and strengthen environmental protections for her constituents.
She has also fought to lower the price of electricity bills for all Virginians, voting against the “Grid Modernization Act” (SB 966) that weakened rate-setting oversight for regulated utility monopolies and co-patroning fellow Clean Virginia Champion Sam Rasoul’s bill to further restore regulation over Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power to pre-2015 levels.