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About Ann-Frances Lambert

(Pictured Clockwise: Lambert family photo~1st Day of the VA General Assembly Session 1985; VUU InJustice Rally w/ Sen. Tim Kaine and Ann; Rep. Donald McEachin, Rep. Abagail Spanberger, Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott; Photo was published in RTD ~Family Day at VA General Assembly 1984; Ann and Rep. Nancy Pelosi; Rep. Robert C. Scott and Ann; Sen. Jennifer McClellan and Ann; Family photo: Carolyn Lambert, brothers David, Charles and Chico!

Ann-Frances Lambert, local business owner and daughter of the late Sen. Benjamin J. Lambert, III, and Carolyn. A Richmond native, born and raised in Northside’s Battery Park and Ginter Park neighborhoods. Lambert began her education foundation at Virginia Union University’s Early Childhood Learning Center.

The VUU Early Childhood Education Nursery School in 1979. Mrs. Estelle Clarke Teacher and Ms. Teresa Winston
Celebrating my First Holy Communion in 1982 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, located in the 3rd District.
1985 Is when my father won the VA Senate seat previously held by L. Douglas Wilder, I was in the 5th grade at All Saints Catholic School located in the 3rd district.
As an 8th Grader I was a Page in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1989.

After graduating from Saint Gertrude High School,

1992-93 St. Gertrude High School Sponsors pose at the Benedictine HS Sponsor’s Ball.

she earned a B. A. in Communications with a minor in Education from Howard University, May 1997.

Howard University’s 1997 Graduation posing with my brothers: Charles, Ben IV, David and holding my nephew Joshua.

Lambert began her public policy career in Richmond in 2000, as City Council Liaison to Del. Delores McQuinn, before becoming the Senior Policy Analyst for the City of Richmond’s Intergovernmental Relations Department. Lambert has held additional roles in government at the state and federal levels. 

Lambert spent 10 years in California, before returning home to start a drone business and be with her family after the passing of her oldest brother Ben. With her move, Lambert felt called to return to public service and build on her father, Sen. Lambert’s historic legacy. Sen. Lambert was instrumental in the Innocence Project’s first success in Virginia, and in supporting funding for Virginia’s public schools and HBCUs. “My father was the person who showed me how to bring communities and people together,” Lambert said. “Now is the time to put those lessons into action.”

Ann-Frances Lambert, 1st Black Female Certified Drone Pilot in the City of Richmond

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