By Wendy Wood
January 13, 2014
BOONE — Virginia Foxx today announced her plans to run for re-election in North Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District.
“There is no place I’d rather live and represent in Congress than North Carolina’s Fifth District,” Foxx said. “The trust that the people of the Fifth District have placed in me is humbling and I am energized and dedicated to working hard to find common-sense solutions to the challenges facing North Carolinians.
During her time in Congress, Foxx said she has led the charge to rein in wasteful government spending and harmful regulations. As a former small business owner, Foxx said she understands that small businesses are engines of economic growth and that government needs to reduce burdens on businesses so that innovators can create more good North Carolina jobs.
“Congress needs people who have a backbone, who will stand up for what’s right and who know how to solve problems without expanding government and without creating more debt,” Foxx said. “I will continue to work hard to stop the Washington big-government-perpetual-spending machine and will stand up for the values of hard-working North Carolina families.”
A release from Foxx’s office reported that Foxx is considered one of the most conservative members of Congress and is a vocal leader for conservative solutions for America’s problems. She reported that both the National Journal magazine and the American Conservative Union have ranked Foxx one of the most conservative members of Congress.
“The hard truth is that our government has gotten too big, too intrusive and too expensive. We need a return to the limited federal government our founders envisioned,” Foxx said. “As a small-government conservative, I will remain vigilant in protecting our freedoms from the overreach of the federal government and will faithfully serve the people of North Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District.”
North Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District includes all of Alexander, Ashe, Alleghany, Davie, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin counties and parts of Catawba, Davidson, Forsyth, Iredell and Rowan counties.