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Supervisor Foust Takes Aim at Unseating Congressman Wolf

Foust is the second Democrat to announce a run against Rep. Frank Wolf.

Fairfax Supervisor John Foust enters bid for seat in Congress. Credit: Foust campaign
Fairfax Supervisor John Foust enters bid for seat in Congress. Credit: Foust campaign

Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust this week announced his intent to seek the Democratic nomination for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, setting the stage for a primary to determine who will take on incumbent U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R).

Richard Bolger, an attorney who lives in Fairfax, previously announced his bid for the nomination.

Foust, a familiar face around Herndon, said he wants Congress to begin functioning again—a criticism lobbed at what some are calling a “do-nothing” Congress because of its lack of legislative achievements.

“Like so many Virginians, my life has been shaped by opportunities that were forged through hard work, but the reckless and irresponsible politics of Washington are holding Americans back from achieving our country’s promise of this opportunity,” said Foust, attaching Wolf to the government shutdown earlier this year.

Foust, who possesses MBA and law degrees, has been a member of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors since 2007 when he defeated the incumbent Republican in a district that had previously been held by Republicans.

A biography of John Foust is attached, and more information is available online at www.foustforvirginia.com.

If Foust and Bolger, and possibly other Democrats, remain in the race next year, a primary will be held to determine Wolf’s challenger in the general election next November.

Wolf has served in the House of Representatives since his election in 1980.


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Walter Hadlock December 12, 2013 at 07:53 AM
The Town of Herndon is no longer in the 10th Congressional District. The most recent re-districting placed the town in the 11th Congressional District. Town residents are now represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Gerald Connolly. We are represented on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors by Mr. Foust whose Dranesville District includes the Town of Herndon.

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