|North Carolina Commissioner of Labor|
|Bachelor's||Virginia Commonwealth University|
|Master's||Virginia Commonwealth University|
Foster has worked at Winston-Salem State University as a budget director, in government relations for Pfizer, Inc. and at Lowe's Home Improvement.
- BA in Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Masters of Public Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University
Foster ran for North Carolina Commissioner of Labor in 2012. He faced John C. Brooks and Ty Richardson in the May 8 Democratic primary. Since no candidate won 40% of the vote, the top two vote getters, Brooks and Foster, went head-to-head in a runoff on July 17, which Foster lost. Incumbent Cherie Berry was unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
|North Carolina Commissioner of Labor General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John C. Brooks||46.7%||2,019,266|
|Republican||Cherie Berry Incumbent||53.3%||2,300,500|
|Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.|
|North Carolina Labor Commissioner, Democratic Primary, 2012|
|John C. Brooks||37.1%||289,356|
|Election Results via The North Carolina Board of Elections.|
An essay to the Charlotte Observer, Foster stated:
"Fighting for North Carolina workers is job number one of the Labor Commissioner. As your next labor commissioner, my door will always be open to anyone with an interest or concern about North Carolina workplaces. I will partner with anyone who is interested in supporting efforts to rigorously enforce workplace safety requirements and supporting strengthening of our community colleges. My goal is to provide the fullest possible opportunity for working families to enjoy stable employment and a chance at economic advancement."
- Independent Weekly