Delegate Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)

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69: County of Chesterfield (part); City of Richmond (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2010
Next Election
November 2019
Appropriations, General Laws, Rules, Transportation
Copatroning Habits
56% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 65% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 50% of them are Democrats.
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Bills Passed
21.4% in 2017
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

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November 21, 2017
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November 8, 2017
In the race for Virginia's 68th district delegate, Dawn Adams, a Democrat, was leading Republican G. M. "Manoli" Loupassi. In the battle for Virginia's 69th district delegate, Democrat Betsy Carr soundly defeated Libertarian Jacob "Jake" Crocker and ...and more » Del. Betsy Carr, Democratic incumbent, faces third-party challengers in Richmond House race

October 17, 2017
The local philanthropist and wife of real estate magnate Marcus Weinstein has donated $10,000 to Carr's current re-election campaign and $140,000 to the delegate's campaigns since 2009, campaign finance records show. Magruder has reported raising ...

Blue Virginia (press release) (blog): From Back of the Bus to Back of the Ballot: A Richmond Referendum

October 31, 2017
According to an article in Richmond Magazine, Democratic Delegate Betsy Carr, who represents part of Richmond in House District 69, says she needs to first ?see the language? before taking a position. Both her Green Party opponent, Montigue Magruder, ...

Community Idea Stations: On Election Day, Richmond To Vote On School Modernization Charter Change

October 18, 2017
Democratic Delegate Betsy Carr (District 69) says this is one of the reasons she can't take a position on the measure. She's concerned when it gets to the House there may be provisions about charter schools or bathroom policies. ?It would be totally ...

These are all of the video clips of Betsy Carr’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 52 video clips in all.


  • HB693: Income tax, state; adjusts standard deduction for inflation.
  • HB1193: Line of Duty Act; probation and parole officers.
  • HB1930: Overdoses; safe reporting.
  • HB1931: Fare enforcement inspectors; enforcement of payment of fares for use of mass transit facilities.
  • HB1932: Virginia Freedom of Information (FOIA) Advisory Council; terms of nonlegislative citizen members.
  • HB1933: Candidate withdrawal; notice of withdrawal, information to voters.
  • HB1934: Police service; civil penalty when excessive number of calls from same property.
  • HB1935: Absentee voting; no-excuse, in-person available 21 days prior to election.
  • HB1936: Derelict and blighted buildings; land banks, receivership.
  • HB1940: Virginia Public Procurement Act; selection of pre-release and post-commitment services.
  • HB1953: Voter identification; accepted forms of identification.
  • HB2005: Leaving vehicles unattended and running; prohibition.
  • HB2006: Va. Fair Housing Law; responsibilities with respect to use of an assistance animal in a dwelling.
  • HB2340: Women's Right to Vote, Commission for the Commemoration of the Centennial of; established.
  • HJ650: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); qualifications to vote; restoration of civil rights.
  • HJ651: Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Virginia Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission created.
  • HJ652: Encouraging the Governor to recognize best practices.
  • HJ653: Commending Trauma-Informed Community Networks.
  • HJ654: Celebrating the life of William Thomas Horner.
  • HJ660: Commending Hollins University.
  • HJ661: Commending the Bobcat Sports League.
  • HJ662: Commending Robert S. Argabright II.
  • HJ848: Commending the Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care.
  • HJ849: Commending J. Plunky Branch.
  • HJ850: Commending the Virginia Councils of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • HJ853: Commending the Virginia Holocaust Museum.
  • HJ927: Commending the Richmond Ambulance Authority.
  • HR463: Celebrating the life of Nola Ann DeStephen.
  • HB529: Treasury Board; changes required number of meetings.
  • HB530: Public employment; inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding criminal convictions.
  • HB691: Workplace safety; employer reporting requirements for work-related incidents.
  • HB692: Cities and towns; payments for maintenance of certain highways.
  • HB693: Income tax, state; adjusts standard deduction for inflation.
  • HB934: Police and court records; expungement of certain misdemeanors.
  • HB959: Women's Right to Vote, Commission for Commemoration of Centennial of; established.
  • HB960: Fines under certain local ordinances; payment to local school division and Literary Fund.
  • HB1193: Line of Duty Act; probation and parole officers.
  • HB1287: Behind-the-wheel and knowledge examinations; retake of examinations.
  • HJ92: Constitutional amendment; qualifications of voters, restoration of civil rights
  • HJ93: Constitutional amendment; Virginia Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission, created.
  • HJ259: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Franklin P. Hall.
  • HJ260: Celebrating the life of Maggie Lee Dixon Ingram.
  • HJ261: Celebrating the life of Drew St. John Carneal.
  • HJ262: Celebrating the life of Ashby B. Allen.
  • HJ263: Celebrating the life of George Burbank Walker.
  • HJ264: Celebrating the life of Derek Jerrell Henderson.
  • HJ265: Commending Marshall W. Butler, Jr.
  • HJ266: Commending Mongrel.
  • HJ267: Commending the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
  • HJ341: Commending the Tuskegee Airmen Motorcycle Club of Richmond.
  • HJ342: Commending New Deliverance Evangelistic Church.
  • HJ535: Commending Helen Montague Foster, M.D.
  • HB1345: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for certain light bulbs.
  • HB1346: Income tax, state; payment of refunds.
  • HB1347: Habitual offenders; intervention interview.
  • HB1348: Telecommunication records; warrant requirement, prohibition on collection by law enforcement.
  • HB1349: Search of electronic device without warrant prohibited.
  • HB1500: Overdoses; definition.
  • HB1501: Highway maintenance; bases payments to cities and towns on lane-miles of highways.
  • HB1502: Highway maintenance; payments to certain cities.
  • HB1680: Employment applications; inquiries regarding criminal arrests, charges, or convictions.
  • HB1681: Workplace safety; employer reporting requirements.
  • HB2280: Law enforcement and other entities; use of body-worn camera system.
  • HB2281: Commission for the Commemoration of the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote.
  • HJ604: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights.
  • HJ624: Constitutional amendment; Virginia Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission created.
  • HJ688: Commending Rostovs Coffee and Tea.
  • HJ689: Celebrating the life of Fannie Gunst Straus Rosenthal.
  • HJ690: Celebrating the life of Bette Worsham Hawkins Dunford.
  • HJ691: Celebrating the life of Beverly Lynn Ward Reynolds.
  • HJ700: Commending Elk Hill.
  • HJ706: Constitutional amendment; congressional and state legislative districts.
  • HJ711: Commending Mount Olive Baptist Church.
  • HJ781: Commending the Virginia Public Safety Foundation.
  • HJ782: Commending Frank Robinson.
  • HJ783: Celebrating the life of Cornelius Wright Sherman.
  • HJ784: Commending the Richmond Peace Education Center.
  • HJ785: Commending the National Association of Women Business Owners Richmond Chapter.
  • HJ786: Celebrating the life of Sally Clay Estes Flinn.
  • HJ840: Celebrating the life of John Early McDonald, Jr.
  • HJ951: Celebrating the life of Baylies Brewster.
  • HJ952: Commending the Richmond Metropolitan Area Group of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
  • HJ953: Celebrating the life of Thelma Anthony Jones-Hawthorne.
  • HJ954: Celebrating the life of William W. Stanton VI.
  • HJ955: Commending Binford Middle School.
  • HJ956: Celebrating the life of McEva R. Bowser.
  • HJ957: Commending William David Rice.
  • HB89: Income tax, state; Tax Commissioner and State Comptroller to implement procedures for tax refunds.
  • HB556: Restoration of civil right to vote; felon eligible to vote upon completion of sentence.
  • HB557: Overdoses; safe reporting.
  • HB810: Firearms; willful discharge resulting in permanent physical impairment, Class 6 felony.
  • HB813: Electronic devices; search without warrant prohibited.
  • HB814: Cellular telephone, etc.; warrant requirement for use as tracking device.
  • HB817: Telecommunications records; warrant requirement for certain records to be retrieved.
  • HB882: Alcoholic beverage control; sale of cider in any size containers allowable for wine, etc.
  • HJ69: Constitutional amendment; Virginia Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission created.
  • HJ70: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights.
  • HJ71: Carillon Advisory Committee; designating in 2014 as World War I 100th Anniversary Committee in Va.
  • HJ134: Commending T. K. Somanath.
  • HJ135: Commending the First Freedom Center.
  • HJ136: Commending the Southside Community Development & Housing Corporation.
  • HJ137: Commending the Carillon Civic Association.
  • HJ138: Commending the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.
  • HJ139: Commending the Richmond Adult Drug Treatment Court.
  • HJ140: Commending the Greater Richmond Multiple Myeloma Support Group.
  • HJ141: Commending the Boy Scouts of America Heart of Virginia Council.
  • HJ220: Celebrating the life of Sheronda Faye Woody.
  • HJ221: Celebrating the life of Myrtle J. Spain Crawford.
  • HJ222: Celebrating the life of Michael Joseph Ripp.
  • HJ224: Commending the Honorable Dwight Clinton Jones.
  • HJ225: Commending Equality Virginia.
  • HJ226: Commending the Senior Connections of the Capital Area Agency on Aging on its 40th anniversary.
  • HJ228: Commending The Virginia Home.
  • HJ291: Celebrating the life of Ellen G. Trammell.
  • HJ292: Celebrating the life of Percy J. Minor, Sr.
  • HJ293: Celebrating the life of Lacy Green Walker.
  • HJ294: Commending the Virginia Production Alliance.
  • HJ299: Commending the Micah Initiative.
  • HJ427: Celebrating the life of Benjamin Adelbert Thorp IV.
  • HJ428: Commending the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects.
  • HJ5090: Celebrating the life of Ronne Toker Jacobs.
  • HJ5107: Commending the Virginia Opera Association, Inc.
  • HJ5195: Celebrating the life of Edith Logan Sheppard Ott.
  • HJ5196: Celebrating the life of Cynthia B. Creasy.
  • HJ5197: Celebrating the life of Charles R. Nicholson, Sr.
  • HJ5198: Commending Community Idea Stations.
  • HJ5243: Commending the Richmond Jazz Society.
  • HR36: Commending T. K. Somanath.
  • HR37: Commending Sixth Baptist Church.
  • HR38: Commending Legend Brewing Company.
  • HR39: Commending the First Freedom Center.
  • HR40: Commending the Southside Community Development & Housing Corporation.
  • HR53: Celebrating the life of Norvell G. Rice.
  • HR54: Commending the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.
  • HB832: Retail Sales and Use Tax; distribution of revenue to localities based on school-age population.
  • HB1701: Driver's license applicants; person who fails DMV exam 3 times must take VA Driver's Manual course.
  • HB1702: Counseling, Board of; confirmation of appointments by General Assembly.
  • HB1896: Virginia ports; change in ownership or concession.
  • HB1897: Cellular telephone or other electronic devices; warrant required for search.
  • HB1899: Candidate petitions; appeal of disqualification for insufficient signatures.
  • HB1901: Fines under certain local ordinances; paid to local school division and Literary Fund.
  • HB1902: Marriage and family therapy; licensure of practitioners.
  • HB1903: Cellular phone; use as tracking device.
  • HB1904: Warrants; requirement for certain telecommunications records.
  • HB1905: Restoration of civil rights; automatically eligible to vote upon completion of his sentence.
  • HB2177: Counseling, Board of; qualification of members, etc.
  • HB2307: Income tax, state; individuals allowed to have their refunds mailed to their addresses. Emergency.
  • HJ124: Public Safety Memorial; requests Governor to include names of state and local parole officers, etc.
  • HJ613: Commending the Sitter and Barfoot Veterans Care Center.
  • HJ627: Celebrating the life of Judy Ann Baughan Lankford.
  • HJ628: Celebrating the life of Anne Folkes Miller.
  • HJ660: Celebrating the life of Tazewell Ellett III.
  • HJ661: Celebrating the life of John Wesley Pearsall.
  • HJ662: Celebrating the life of Laila Wheary Pearsall.
  • HJ663: Constitutional amendment; Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission created (first reference).
  • HJ664: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights for certain persons convicted of felonies.
  • HJ691: Commending the cricket leagues of Virginia.
  • HJ710: Celebrating the life of Ranjit Kumar Sen.
  • HJ725: Commending the Asian American Society of Central Virginia.
  • HJ726: Celebrating the life of Henry Snead Martin, Jr., D.D.S.
  • HJ733: Commending J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.
  • HJ743: Commending the Virginia Mentoring Partnership.
  • HJ788: Commending Virginia FREE.
  • HJ789: Celebrating the life of Ruby Ethel Giles Turner.
  • HJ790: Commending the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.
  • HJ791: Commending the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community.
  • HJ934: Commending the Intertribal Women's Circle.
  • HJ962: Commending the Virginia Housing Development Authority.
  • HJ963: Celebrating the life of Mohammad Taib.
  • HJ964: Commending the Reverend Dr. Earl M. Brown.
  • HR221: Celebrating the life of William Joseph Connelly.
  • HR222: Celebrating the life of Joseph Brent Freeman.
  • HB830: Arts and cultural districts; allows a locality to create more than one.
  • HB831: Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission; created.
  • HB832: Retail Sales and Use Tax; distribution of revenue to localities based on school-age population.
  • HB833: At Home in Virginia; designating as official state song.
  • HB834: Fines and fees; imposed under certain local ordinances are to be paid to school division, etc.
  • HB1189: Public schools; student data requests.
  • HJ124: Public Safety Memorial; requests Governor to include names of state and local parole officers, etc.
  • HJ125: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of felonies, etc.
  • HJ150: Celebrating the life of Julia Anderson Williams.
  • HJ159: Commending RideFinders.
  • HJ191: Commending Tucker Pavilion.
  • HJ241: Commending Bishop Peter James Lee.
  • HJ502: Commending Iris E. Holliday.
  • HJ503: Commending Carole Weinstein.
  • HJ504: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Dr. Marjorie Leeper Booker.
  • HJ520: Commending Boy Scout Troop 400.
  • HJ521: Commending the Richmond Free Press.
  • HJ522: Commending the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild.
  • HB2321: Virginia Free File tax program; Tax Commissioner to renegotiate agreement with Consortium of Va.
  • HB2524: Firearms; prohibition of sale, etc., of magazines that hold 20 or more rounds of ammunition.
  • HJ610: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights to persons convicted of felonies.
  • HJ611: Celebrating the life of Samuel Dale Phillips.
  • HJ712: Commending the South Richmond Adult Day Care Center.
  • HJ939: Commending Richmond City Public Schools.
  • HB834: Delmarva Peninsula Compact; repeals provision therefor.
  • HB835: Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission; created.
  • HB836: Social security numbers; no state or local agency may collect under certain circumstances.
  • HB837: Taxation, Department of; limiting contact with taxpayers via email.
  • HB838: Correctional facilities, local; use of state funds for local alternative incarceration programs.
  • HB839: Literary Fund; fines under local ordinances to be transmitted to state treasury & deposited in Fund.
  • HB1265: Professional corporations; includes certified interior designers in organizations managed by board.
  • HJ116: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights for persons convicted of felonies.
  • HJ177: Commending the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation.
  • HJ360: Celebrating the life of Andrew Lucius Turner, Jr.
  • HJ409: Commending Ben Youngstone.
  • HJ474: Commending the City of Richmond on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the consolidation of the