Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Bennett-Parker (D-045)

State Representative Elizabeth Bennett-Parker

Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Bennett-Parker (D-045)
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Capitol: 804.698.1045
FAX: 804.786.6310
District: 703.239.3155
Representative
Room E-218 Pocahontas Building 900 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
107 South West Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Residence:Alexandria, VA

Committee Assignments

Bio

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker is the Delegate-Elect for the 45th Virginia House District. Born in Alexandria to two Naval officers, Elizabeth is dedicated to serving her community. She co-leads Together We Bake, a nonprofit job training and personal development program for underserved women. Elizabeth is the former Vice Mayor of Alexandria. She is also the former Chair of the Virginia Railway Express. She also represented Alexandria on a number of other boards including the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, Visit Alexandria, and the Alexandria Library Board, among others. Elizabeth understands the pressures of being a small business owner. She is the founder of Fruitcycle, a business fighting the tragic paradox that, while one in six Americans experience food-insecurity on a daily basis, 40% of our food is thrown into landfills. Before launching Fruitcycle, Elizabeth worked for the National Governors Association, where she served as governors' liaison to Congress, federal agencies, and the White House on issues related to transportation, economic development, and health. She was selected as one of Alexandria's 40 under 40 in 2017. She has served on the Community Criminal Justice Board and the Commission on Employment, as well as the boards of the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, Agenda-Alexandria, and the United Way Regional Council for Alexandria. She is a graduate of Emerge Virginia and the Alexandria City Academy. Elizabeth served as a Fulbright Fellow, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University, and earned a Master's from the University of London. She and her husband, Stephen, live with their rescue cat, Julep and dog, Nori, thanks to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Elizabeth's Current Board and Commission Service -Chair, Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Board -Co-Chair, Alexandria City Council Legislative Subcommittee -Member, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission -Member, Northern Virginia Regional Commission -Member, Visit Alexandria Board of Governors -Member, Eco-City Alexandria Environmental Action Plan Steering Committee -Member, Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy -Member, Alexandria Library Board

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2021    Next Election: 2023
Spouse: Stephen   
Counties Representing
Alexandria City
Arlington
Fairfax