Del. Elizabeth Guzmán
Delegate Elizabeth Guzmán (VA-31) is the South Region Chair of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators. Prior to her election on December 5, 2019, she served as a member of the NHCSL Executive Committee.
Delegate Guzmán was elected in 2017 to become the first Hispanic female immigrant to join the 400 year old Virginia General Assembly. She now proudly represents Virginia's 31st House District that covers Fauquier and Prince William County.
Delegate Guzmán came to the United States from Peru as a single mom, looking for a better future for her oldest daughter. She remembers those early years; working three jobs in order to afford a one-bedroom apartment for her and her daughter. Despite graduating with honors from high school in Peru, her parents could not afford to send her to college. With her love of learning she persevered, and enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College, obtaining her degree in Office Administration and Management. Delegate Guzmán also holds a Bachelor's in Public Safety from Capella University, a Master's in Public Administration from American University, and a Master's in Social Work from the University of Southern California.
A public administrator and a social worker, Delegate Guzmán has been working in the public sector for 10 years, and currently works as the Division Chief for Administrative Services for the Center for Adult Services for the City of Alexandria.
Delegate Guzmán is a long time resident of Prince William County, living in the community for more than 15-years. She fell in love with Prince William County because of all of the opportunity the area offered to her as a community leader and homeowner, and her desire to raise her children in a diverse, engaging environment.
She currently resides in Dale City, Virginia with her husband Carlos and four children. In between ballet and tap lessons, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts activities, judo practices, and swimming lessons at the Dale City Recreation Center, Delegate Guzmán works tirelessly as a Court Appointed Service Advocate for CASA CIS to prevent child abuse, a PTO representative for Penn Elementary School, and as a "Cookie Mom" for her youngest daughter's Girl Scout troop. The Guzman family are active and long-time members of Harvest Life Changers Church in Woodbridge. The Guzmans also attend Sacred Heart Catholic Church.