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Foxx Files for Fifth District Seat PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:15

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. “I am energized and dedicated to continue working hard to find common-sense solutions to the challenges facing North Carolinians. It is time we implement solutions that solve problems without expanding government and creating more debt that burdens future generations,” Foxx said.

During her time in Congress, Foxx has been recognized for fighting to rein in wasteful government spending, reducing the national debt, supporting energy independence and defending small businesses. As a former small business owner, Foxx understands that small businesses are the engine of our economy and that government needs to reduce the bureaucratic burden on businesses so that entrepreneurial innovation can put North Carolinians back to work.

“The simple truth is that our government has gotten too big, too intrusive and too expensive.  We need to put the federal government on a diet and 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.”

Foxx is considered one of the most conservative Members of Congress.   The National Journal magazine ranked Foxx the most conservative member of the North Carolina Congressional delegation and more conservative than 91.3 percent of all House members. She was also one of just 38 Republicans to score a 100 percent approval rating from the American Conservative Union.

After redistricting by the North Carolina General Assembly, the 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.

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