Elizabeth Bennett-Parker

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker

Virginia House, District 45, VA

Elizabeth is the Vice Mayor of Alexandria, and the youngest woman elected to City Council in Alexandria’s history. Born in Alexandria to two Naval officers, Elizabeth is dedicated to serving her community. She is one of the co-leaders of Together We Bake, a nonprofit that provides job training and personal development programs for underserved women. She is the founder of Fruitcycle, a social enterprise fighting food waste and hunger.

Elizabeth currently serves as the Chair of the Operations Board of the Virginia Railway Express, the 13th largest commuter rail system in the country, and is a member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission. She has served on the Community Criminal Justice Board, the Commission on Employment, and the United Way Regional Council. She was a Fulbright Fellow, is a graduate of Emerge Virginia, and was selected as one of Alexandria’s 40 under 40 in 2017. She and her husband, Stephen, live with their rescue cat, Julep and rescue dog, Nori.

Elizabeth is running to bring her experience as a nonprofit leader, small business creator, and local government official to the House of Delegates. In Richmond, she will work to expand access to child care, ensure equitable education opportunities, fight climate change, and build an economy that works for all of our residents.