Del. Lee Carter says he won’t be in Richmond during the Monday, Jan. 20 pro-gun-rights rally at the Virginia Capitol because of death threats he’s received over his bill to make it legal for most state and local government employees, but not law enforcement officers, to go on strike.
If you stand at the western boundary of the Manassas-area 50th House of Delegates district and look east, everything in front of you is houses and everything behind you is cows. At least that’s how Del. Lee Carter tells it....The area isn’t exactly the Northern Virginia of Fortune 500 companies, but rather of quickly expanding suburbs, struggling strip malls and a steadily increasing cost of living. “Everybody in my district is scrambling to pay the bills,” Carter said.
Del. Lee Carter, D-50th, says he has received numerous death threats over pre-filed legislation in the General Assembly, including some deemed serious enough to report to law enforcement. He says the rancor stems from a misrepresentation of his proposal that has spread in the echo chambers of social media.
Carter’s proposed bill, H.B. 67, would allow public sector employees to strike without risking termination
Virginia has executed nearly 1,400 people in its 412-year history — more than any other state. But as a new Democratic majority prepares to begin the legislative session, some see an opportunity to end executions in Virginia.
A bill to abolish the death penalty has been filed by Del. Lee Carter, a Democrat from Manassas, and several additional bills are expected.
Del. Lee Carter, D-50th, was re-elected Tuesday, beating GOP challenger and current Manassas City Councilman Ian Lovejoy.
With 94 percent of the vote reported, Carter garnered more than 53 percent of the vote compared with Lovejoy's 46 percent, according to unofficial election results.
Del. Lee Carter has successfully defended his seat in the legislature, defeating Republican Ian Lovejoy in the 50th District race.
House District 50 includes Manassas and a portion of Prince William County to the east of the city. One-quarter of the district's voters are Hispanic, based on the 2010 census. The race between two 30-something candidates, first-term Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas) and Republican Ian Lovejoy. VPAP provides maps and charts that illuminate the district's geography, demographics and partisan tendencies in recent statewide elections.
An intensifying front in the battle for control of Virginia’s General Assembly lies in several exurban House districts held by first-term Democrats whom Republicans consider vulnerable.
With the Nov. 5 elections approaching, state GOP leaders are working to defeat four Northern Virginia delegates: Wendy Gooditis (Clarke), Hala S. Ayala (Prince William), Lee J. Carter (Manassas) and Elizabeth R. Guzman (Prince William).
Worker’s rights have been a key part of Del. Lee Carter’s platform since he first ran for office in 2017. Since then, the freshman delegate has sponsored numerous bills to increase worker protections, including a bill to repeal Virginia’s right-to-work law and bills to strengthen workers’ compensation laws.
Now, Carter, D-50th, has taken it a step further by allowing his campaign staff to unionize.
Del. Lee Carter defended his seat in the first of two challenges this election season, besting Manassas City Councilman Mark Wolfe in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary race.
Carter had 57 percent of the vote in Tuesday's unofficial results, with 1,440 votes to 1,055 votes.