Twelve Democrats and one Republican are vying for the six, three-year City Council seats in Alexandria, Virginia, June 12. That includes four incumbents: Willie Bailey, John T. Chapman, Redella “Del” Pepper and Paul Smedberg.
Councilman Tim Lovain is not seeking reelection.
The players.... Elizabeth Bennett-Parker
Elizabeth Bennett-Parker is an Alexandria native. She helps lead a program called Together We Bake, a nonprofit that gives women in need workforce training to increase their chances of succeeding in the food in service industries. She also founded Fruitcycle in 2014, now part of Together We Bake, with the goal of preventing food waste and feeding Americans.
On the issues:
Bennett-Parker’s platform focuses on job creation in Alexandria, education and affordable housing.