Feb. 10, 2014. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx filed for election today at the Watauga County Board of Elections. She will be running for re-election in North Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District, which covers much of northwest North Carolina.
“Thanks to the current administration’s expansion of big government, folks in the Fifth Congressional District are looking someone who knows how to cut spending and reduce the reach of the long arm of government,” Foxx said. “I’m running for re-election because I’m more energized and dedicated than ever to ending the scourge of big spending, tax hikes and red tape emanating from the Obama administration.”
During her time in Congress, Foxx has been recognized consistently for fighting to rein in wasteful government spending, reducing the national debt, and defending North Carolina’s job-creating small businesses. As a former small business owner, Foxx understands the struggles that job creators face. She works every day to reduce the burdens that government places on small businesses so that entrepreneurs can create more good jobs for North Carolinians.
“Here’s the truth,” Foxx said. “Under the Obama administration, the federal government has consistently overreached, whether by freezing important projects like the Keystone pipeline or by forcing massive, job-killing laws like Obamacare down North Carolinian’s throats.”
“It’s time for conservative solutions that will create a better America for everyone, and I promise that I will fight tirelessly to put those solutions into place if given the honor to represent the Fifth District in Congress.”
Foxx is considered one of the most conservative Members of Congress. In fact, both the National Journal magazine and the American Conservative Union have ranked Foxx as one of the most conservative members of Congress for her strong track record of supporting common-sense conservative solutions to America’s problems.
North Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District includes all of Alexander, Ashe, Alleghany, Davie, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin counties as well as parts of Catawba, Davidson, Forsyth, Iredell and Rowan counties.