Rachel Levy is a long-time champion of the 55th Virginia House of Delegates District and a nationally recognized public education advocate. The daughter of two civil rights attorneys and long-time 55th resident, parent, teacher, and leader, Rachel is committed to serving the community. Rachel is a longtime member of the Hanover Democratic Committee, a leader of the group Together Hanover, and a member of the Hanover NAACP. In 2019, she was selected to serve as Jury Commissioner for the Ashland District of Hanover. Rachel also holds a PhD in education, and on education matters, she is known for her solution-oriented and evidence-based advocacy for increased funding and making our schools more welcoming and equitable for all students. She was recognized as one of six Vox Populi (“people not afraid to speak up, and act out, for local causes they believe in”) by Richmond Magazine in 2015. She was a leader in the most recent movement to finally change the Confederate named schools and mascots in Hanover. She also has served as a leader of the group Friends of Hanover Schools, as a local PTA unit leader, on several committees of the local school districts in the 55th, on Governor-elect Ralph Northam’s PK-12 policy council, and as a local Education Association president. She is active in her synagogue where she has taught Religious School, served on the Education Committee, and currently serves on the Board of Directors.