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Virginia Foxx

Office District Status
U.S. Representative U.S. House 5 Incumbent
Party In Office Since Term Ends
Republican 2004 2010
Level of Government  
Congress  
Date of Birth Birthplace Now Lives In
June 29, 1943 Bronx, NY Banner Elk, NC

Synopsis

Foxx worked her way through college at UNC-Chapel Hill and became a high school teacher. She served on the Watauga County school board from 1976 to 1988. In 1994, she was elected to the state Senate, serving until 2004. As a state legislator, she co-sponsored an unsuccessful constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. After a tough Republican primary fight in 2004, she was elected to replace Richard Burr in the Fifth Congressional District, which covers the suburbs of Winston-Salem west to the mountains. She was re-elected in 2006. In office, she sponsored the Heroes Earned Retirement Opportunities Act, which allows military personnel to put "hazard" pay into an Individual Retirement Account. She has also taken stands against illegal immigration. 

Trivia

She didn't live in a house with running water or electricity until she was 14. 

Endorsements

Biography

Marital Status
Married
Spouse
Thomas
Children
Daughter, Theresa

Virginia Foxx is a U.S. Representative in the Fifth Congressional District.

Early Life and Education

Virginia Ann Foxx was born on June 29, 1943, in the Bronx borough of New York City.

She worked her way through college at UNC-Chapel Hill

Professional Career

She later worked as a high school teacher.

Political Career

She served on the Watauga County school board from 1976 to 1988.

In 1994, she was elected to the state Senate, serving until 2004. As a state legislator, she co-sponsored an unsuccessful constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

After a tough Republican primary fight in 2004, she was elected to replace Richard Burr in the Fifth Congressional District, which covers the suburbs of Winston-Salem west to the mountains. She was re-elected in 2006.

In office, she sponsored the Heroes Earned Retirement Opportunities Act, which allows military personnel to put "hazard" pay into an Individual Retirement Account. She has also taken stands against illegal immigration.

She is running for re-election. She faces either Democrat Diane Hamby or Roy Carter in the fall.

Occupation

Former community college president
Mayland Community College






Community Involvement:
Not specified.

Contact Info

U.S. House
430 Cannon HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515
202-225-2071
Clemmons Office
6000 Meadowbrook Mall, Suite 3, Clemmons, N.C. 27012
866-677-8968
Boone Office
240 Highway 105 Extension, Suite 200, Boone, N.C. 28607
828-265-0240

Education

A.B.
UNC-Chapel Hill
Graduated: 1968
master of arts
UNC-Chapel Hill
Graduated: 1972
doctorate of education
UNC-Greensboro
Graduated: 1985

Military

Not specified.
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