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Foust Challenges Wolf in Virginia’s 10th District

By Potomac Local December 10, 2013 11:00 am

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A Fairfax County Democrat is making a run for Congressman Frank Wolf’s seat in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.

Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust, representing the Dranesville District, has challenge and the Republican Wolf for a seat he has held since 1981.

More in a press release:

“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 John Foust. “When Congressman Frank Wolf shutdown our nation’s government, it became clear just how out of touch Congressman Wolf’s dysfunctional agenda is with the values of Virginia families who want Congress to stop standing in the way of solutions at every turn. Whether it was balancing six budgets while still delivering quality services to residents or expanding full day kindergarten county?wide, in Fairfax I brought Republicans and Democrats together, worked hard, and got results – and it’s exactly this problem solving leadership that I’ll bring to Congress.”

Foust was elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 2007 and unseated Republican Joan DuBois for the job. A once practicing attorney focused on construction law cases, Foust has since transitioned from his law practice and focused full time on his duties as a member of the Board of Supervisors.

He is married to his wife of 30 years, Dr. Marilyn Jerome for 30 years. They

have two sons, Matthew and Patrick, who both are recent college graduates.

Foust in a press release touts his work to improve traffic along Va. 7 and schools:

…as chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee, vice chairman of the Budget Committee and chairman of the County’s Economic Advisory Commission. He worked to expand full day kindergarten to the entire county and fund widening of Route 7 to ease congestion for commuters, amongst numerous other accomplishments.

 Virginia’s 10th Congressional District spans western Prince William, western Fairfax County, and Loudoun County.

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  • Potomac Clubber

    Frank Wolf is 25th on the seniority list in Congress.

    Why would I want to vote him out and send in some nube that won’t be allowed to even submit a bill for the next decade or so at least?

  • Potomac Clubber

    !!!My mistake!!!

    Congressman Frank Wolf is 13TH on the seniority list. I’m sure he’ll be in the top ten after the next election.

    • imho

      Gaining seniority to do what? Would this Tea-Party-controlled House GOP will follow his leadership? No way! They have absolute contempt for Wolf’s brand of moderate Republicanism, along with their contempt for government and government employees.

      Rep. Wolf is a Republican from the past who no longer fits in this party. He either has no power or is too timid to buck the radicals. It’s time for someone else to represent the District, and Foust is a moderate, fiscally-responsible Democrat.

  • Keith Lucas

    Foust will make a great replacement for the ineffective Wolf.