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Suzanne Youngkin


As First Lady of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Suzanne S. Youngkin prioritizes listening to the needs of Virginians and celebrating the many good works happening across the Commonwealth.

By always aspiring to Strengthen the Spirit of Women+girls (W+g), the First Lady works on a variety of initiatives to uplift and support women and families. Her efforts largely focus on behavioral health, wellbeing, and workforce preparedness. Mrs. Youngkin works to connect people with resources and organizations that can provide the tools and information required to support, heal, and enable growth and flourishing.

Mrs. Youngkin is also committed to exposing the unprecedented rise in substance use, human trafficking, and the dangers of fentanyl poisoning. Through her fentanyl awareness initiative, It Only Takes One, Mrs. Youngkin has traveled the Commonwealth to spread the word about its dangerous footprint.

In 2022, Mrs. Youngkin opened the decades-old Virginia Executive Mansion for the first time in more than two years after closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, guests are greeted by a first-of-its-kind art exhibit that celebrates and promotes Virginia artists. Working with museums, art institutions, and living artists from across the state, Mrs. Youngkin curated the “Art Experience” highlighting original works and artifacts of vast natural beauty and highly diverse content.

Governor and Mrs. Youngkin are enjoying 30 years of marriage and are the parents to four adult children. They are the co-founders of VA Ready — a nonprofit established to reskill Virginians for sustainable work — and founding and active members of Holy Trinity Church (HTC) in McLean, Virginia.