Betsy Carr

Betsy Carr 1

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2010
Affiliation: Democrat

Betsy Carr was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2009 representing parts of the City of Richmond and the County of Chesterfield on both sides of the James River.

In the House of Delegates she serves on the Appropriations, Transportation, General Laws, and Rules Committees. She also serves on the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, the Commission on Employee Retirement Security and Pension Reform, the Joint Commission on Administrative Rules, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission, and the Virginia Housing Commission. She is Treasurer of the House Democratic Caucus.

About

Betsy Carr

Source: Campaign page

Betsy Carr was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2009 representing parts of the City of Richmond and the County of Chesterfield on both sides of the James River. In the House of Delegates she serves on the Appropriations, Transportation, General Laws, and Rules Committees. She also serves on the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, the Commission on Employee Retirement Security and Pension Reform, the Joint Commission on Administrative Rules, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission, and the Virginia Housing Commission. She is Treasurer of the House Democratic Caucus.

In addition to serving as a delegate, she also served for 16 years as outreach director at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Richmond. She is a founder and past director of the Micah Initiative, which involves over 120 faith communities in partnerships with 25 city elementary schools, providing over 1,700 mentors, tutors and volunteers. This program is serving as a model for other similar partnerships in the country.

Betsy represented the fifth district of the City of Richmond on the Richmond School Board from 2006-2010. On the School Board, she chaired the Facilities Committee, served on the Audit and Finance Committees and represented the Board on the Community Partnerships Committee.

Previously, Betsy has worked as supervisor of statewide programs at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, community relations and resource development chairperson at the University of Richmond’s Women’s Resource Center, and as a Development Associate at the Virginia Historical Society. While active in the Junior League she chaired the training committee.

She is a graduate of Hope in the Cities’ Connecting Communities Fellowship Program and studied at the University of Richmond’s Management Training Institute. In 2005, Betsy was selected to receive one of the YWCA’s Outstanding Women Awards. In 2008 she served on the Virginia State Capitol Civil Rights Memorial Celebration Committee. An exhibition of Betsy’s photographs, taken during a World Neighbors trip to Mali, Africa, hangs in the Wilder Museum at Virginia Union University.

Betsy is an honors graduate of Hollins College (now Hollins University). She is the first Hollins graduate to be elected to serve in the Virginia General Assembly. She has three grown sons and four grandchildren.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Outreach Director (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, retired)

Education

  • B.A.
    Hollins College
    1968

Awards

YWCA, Outstanding Woman (2005)
Virginia League of Conservation Voters, Legislative Hero (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Award (2016)
American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia Award (2017)
Virginia Transit Association Award (2017)

Personal

Birth Year: 1946
Place of Birth: Norfolk, VA
Gender: Female
Race(s): Caucasian
Religion: Episcopalian
Children: Thomas, Gordon, and James
Membership & Affiliation: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Olivia Garrett
Administrative Assistant During Session: Claire Martin

Email:

  • Government –

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1069

District Office
P.O. Box 406
Richmond, VA 23218
Office:
Phone: (804) 698-1069

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Betsy B. Carr (D)18,93597.64%
Write-In (Write-in)4582.36%
TOTAL19,393

Finances

Source: VPAP

Committees

Committees

Rules
General Laws
Transportation
Appropriations

Subcommittees

Appropriations – Compensation and Retirement Subcommittee
Appropriations – Higher Education Subcommittee
Appropriations – Transportation Subcommittee
General Laws – Subcommittee #1
General Laws – Subcommittee #4
Transportation – Subcommittee #1
Transportation – Subcommittee #4
Rules – Standards of Conduct Subcommittee
Rules – Joint Rules

Appointments

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Videos

Interviews

Coffee and Conversation with Delegate Betsy Carr at Project:HOMES
HOMEofVirginia
Published on August 2, 2012
By: HOMEofVirginia

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