U.S. Rep. Foxx Meets With Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk and Rotary Club of Avery County

Published Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:22 pm

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By Jesse Wood

U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx addressed the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk and the Rotary Club of Avery County at a joint meeting on May 3. With the redrawing of North Carolina’s 5th District, Congresswoman Foxx addressed the members of the two clubs as her constituents for the first time.

Foxx represents the county where she grew up for the first time.

North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District now consists of Alleghany, Alexander, Ashe, Avery, Forsyth, Surry, Stokes, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin counties. This district was amended prior to the 2016 primary by the N.C. General Assembly after the courts ruled that the 2011 redistricting was unconstitutional.

Because of the timing of the court ruling, the congressional primaries were pushed back to June 7.

Foxx is one of five people – three Democrats and two Republicans – running for the 5th Congressional District of North Carolina in the U.S House.

Virginia Foxx of Banner Elk is seeking her seventh term as the representative for the 5th Congressional District.

In announcing her 2016 candidacy Foxx said, “Our nation is at a historic crossroads. President Obama and his liberal allies have tried to take us down a road of government coercion, higher taxes and soul-crushing regulation. North Carolina voters from all walks of life tell me virtually every day that we cannot go any farther down that road.

“They are right—which is why I’m running for Congress.”

Each week, the Kiwanis meets on Tuesdays over the lunch hour on the campus of Lees-McRae College.

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