Avohom Carpenter, better known as “Vo” joined the Chesterfield Branch NAACP in 2017 and is the current elected Branch Secretary and Political Action Chair. Vo brings 10 years of experience working in both the political field and non-partisan advocacy work around voting rights, civil rights, restoration of rights and environmental justice. He is currently the Director of Civic Engagement for Virginia League of Conservation Voters. Previously Vo was the Regional Field Director and Interim State Field Director with New Virginia Majority where he helped to lead the largest and most effective Voter Registration operation in Virginia history.

A native of Connecticut, Avohom grew up in the South Norfolk Area of Hampton Roads. Avohom graduated from Hampton University in 2010 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science. He is also a recent December 2018 graduate of the University of Richmond’s Graduate Political Campaign Management Professional Certificate. Vo is a devoted husband and father of three. In his down time, Avohom can be found at sporting events, watching a movie or doing community service/advocacy work with one the of several organizations he volunteers with.