Virginia Foxx yesterday announced her plans to run for re-election in North Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District.  Foxx said, “There is no place I’d rather live and represent in Congress than North Carolina’s Fifth District,” and that “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.” 

Her campaign release said that during her time in Congress, Foxx has ‘led the charge to rein in wasteful government spending and harmful regulations,’ calling her  ‘well-known as a champion of fiscal responsibility and a vocal proponent of reducing the national debt.’  The release goes on to say ‘Foxx 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.’

The release quotes Foxx as saying, “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.” She 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."

The Foxx release said she is considered one of the most conservative Members of Congress and is a vocal leader for conservative solutions for America’s problems, noting both the National Journal magazine and the American Conservative Union, which have ranked Foxx one of the most conservative members of Congress.

She said, “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 as well as parts of Catawba, Davidson, Forsyth, Iredell and Rowan counties.