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VaNews for 2019 House of Delegates - District 50 - Regular General and 2019 House of Delegates - District 50 - Regular Primary


Carter says he’ll skip Monday's General Assembly

By DANIEL BERTI, Prince William Times

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.

VaNews January 18, 2020


Marine vet, Lyft driver, socialist: Del. Lee Carter confounds his critics

By DANIEL BERTI, Prince William Times

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.

VaNews January 9, 2020


Carter reports death threats over proposed legislation

By JARED FORETEK, Inside NOVA (Metered Paywall)

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

VaNews January 3, 2020


Opponents push to abolish death penalty in Virginia

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

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.

VaNews January 1, 2020


Lee Carter, the only socialist in the Virginia General Assembly, is re-elected in 50th District

Prince William Times

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.

VaNews November 7, 2019


Carter holds on to 50th District seat representing Manassas

Inside NOVA (Metered Paywall)

Del. Lee Carter has successfully defended his seat in the legislature, defeating Republican Ian Lovejoy in the 50th District race.

VaNews November 6, 2019


VPAP Visual Targeted Race: HD50 in Prince William County and Manassas City

The Virginia Public Access Project

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.

VaNews October 30, 2019


Va. Republicans target freshman Democrats in hopes of keeping House majority

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

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).

VaNews October 7, 2019


Health care, benefits? For Carter's unionized campaign staff, the answer is yes

By DANIEL BERTI, Prince William Times

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.

VaNews July 18, 2019


Carter fights off primary challenge in 50th District

By EMILY SIDES, Inside NOVA (Metered Paywall)

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.

VaNews June 12, 2019