Lee Carter is a member of Virginia’s House of Delegates, a former Marine Corps member and electrician, and a socialist. In an interview with Jacobin, he discusses his legislative history pushing for expanded health care and worker rights, the threat of far-right violence, and how a socialist governor could transform the state of Virginia.
Lee Carter is an elected member of the Virginia House of Delegates for the fiftieth district. He is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Socialist legislator Lee Carter on why what currently passes for “economic development” in states like Virginia is actually just a massive giveaway to corporations — and why we should promote worker co-ops instead.
An interview with the democratic socialist who just knocked off one of the Virginia GOP’s legislative leaders.