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.
After graduating from Saint Gertrude High School,
she earned a B. A. in Communications with a minor in Education from Howard University, May 1997.
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.”