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    Elizabeth

    Bennett-Parker

    Democrat for Alexandria City Council

  • Meet Elizabeth

    Advocate. Small Business Creator. Public Servant.

    Born in Alexandria to two Naval officers, Elizabeth is dedicated to serving her community. She helps lead Together We Bake, a nonprofit job training and personal development program for women in need. Working with our city's most vulnerable women has led Elizabeth to help build an Alexandria that aims higher for families and individuals who need support.

     
    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 appointed by the Alexandria City Council to serve on the Community Criminal Justice Board and was selected as one of Alexandria’s 40 under 40 in 2017.
     
    Elizabeth also serves on the boards of Agenda:Alexandria, the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, and the Alexandria Regional Council for the United Way. She is a member of the Junior Friends of the Campagna Center, the Alexandria Kiwanis Club, and the Washington Area Women's Foundation Rainmakers. She is a graduate of Emerge Virginia and the Alexandria City Academy.
     
    Elizabeth is a former Fulbright Fellow, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University, and received a Master's from the University of London.
     
    Elizabeth lives in the Taylor Run section of Alexandria with her husband Stephen, their dog Shelby, and their cat Julep.
  • Priorities for Alexandria's Future

    Elizabeth will work to ensure that:

    Alexandria is a great place to live, work, and play

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    • Extending the vitality of Old Town and Del Ray to the West End by streamlining planning, easing traffic, and attracting small business
    • Strengthening smart growth to bring together big city vibrancy and small town charm

    Alexandria City Public Schools work for every student

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    • Increasing school capacity, modernizing facilities, and supporting students and families outside of the classroom
    • Enhancing connections among Pre-K, ACPS, Workforce Development, and NOVA to prepare students for the future

    Alexandria is inclusive for all

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    • Ensuring that all Alexandrians have access to affordable housing and supportive social services
    • Making certain that older Alexandrians achieve a dignified retirement that allows them to stay in our city
  • Share Your Priorities
    for the Future of Alexandria

    What does your family need from Alexandria City Council in the next three years?

    Get in Touch with Elizabeth

    Share your ideas for the future of Alexandria.

    Call or Text: (703) 789-0776

     

    Email:

    elizabethforalx@gmail.com

  • Join Elizabeth's Campaign Team

    Volunteer, Canvass, Put Up Signs, Vote for Elizabeth

  • Register to Vote

    The future of Alexandria has always depended on citizens making their voices heard. Regardless of who you vote for, please take a moment to register to vote.

     

    The Voter Registration deadline for the June 12 Democratic Primary is May 21, 2018.

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