• Meet Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Bennett-Parker is the Delegate 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 and the former Chair of the Virginia Railway Express Operations Board. 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 founded Fruitcycle, a social enterprise 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.
      
    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 in Alexandria with their rescue cat, Julep and dog, Nori, thanks to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.