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{{TOCnestright}}'''Thomas Davis "Tom" Rust''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 86 since 2002.
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Thomas Davis "Tom" Rust''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 86. He was first elected to the chamber in 2001.
  
Prior to his election to the House, Rust served as Mayor of the town of [[Herndon, Virginia|Herndon]] from 1976-1984 and 1990-2001.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=50755 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Rust]</ref> He earned his B.S. in civil engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1965, his M.A. in public works engineering from George Washington University in 1978, and his M.A. in urban/environmental planning from the University of Virginia in 1989.
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==Biography==
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Rust earned his B.S. in civil engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1965, his M.A. in public works engineering from George Washington University in 1978, and his M.A. in urban/environmental planning from the University of Virginia in 1989. Prior to his election to the House, Rust served as Mayor of the town of Herndon, Virginia from 1976 to 1984 and 1990 to 2001.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=50755 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Rust]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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==Issues==
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===Sponsored legislation===   
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* HB 2021 Driving without license; motor vehicle impounded if previously convicted of certain offenses.
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* HB 2022 Technology Services, Council on; eliminates Council.
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* HB 2023 Virginia Information Technologies Agency; to delegate powers & responsibilities.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H157C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
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====2013====
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Rust’s [http://www.tomrust.org/issues/ website] highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.tomrust.org/issues/ ''Tom Rust - Delegate'', "Issues," accessed September 18, 2013]</ref>
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*'''Jobs + the Economy
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:Excerpt: "We must make sure that the funding provided in the new transportation package is efficiently used to develop a modern, efficient transportation system to keep our workforce and our economy moving.  We must invest more resources into public and higher education to make sure that Virginia’s students are ready to power the workforce of tomorrow."
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*'''Transportation
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:Excerpt: "This session, I supported the first new sustainable, long-term transportation funding and reform package in 27 years.  This bipartisan solution will make sure that Virginia’s economy isn’t stuck sitting behind the wheel, but will continue to move forward."
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*'''K-12 Education
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:Excerpt: "Virginia’s public education system is one of the best in the nation, but we can do more to make it the best.  Our students will power the workforce of tomorrow – and it will be global, more mobile, social, and diverse.  This means supporting options that will give our teachers and school divisions the tools and resources they need to expand classroom access, close the achievement gap, and improve student performance by expanding on Virginia’s student-centered approach."
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*'''Higher Education
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:Excerpt: "We need to increase access to our community colleges and trade schools, giving students more options for their futures and expanding career opportunities.  STEM education – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education – is one of the keys to our future economy."
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*'''Healthcare
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:Excerpt: "Too many working Virginians do not have access to affordable healthcare, and we need to do more to make sure that everyone has access to affordable, quality care.  I copatroned a budget amendment to work with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to create a path for access to healthcare for uninsured, working Virginias [sic] unable to access affordable care."
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====2011====
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Rust’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.tomrust.org/issues.php Tom Rust ''Issues'']</ref>
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*'''Creating Good Paying Jobs
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:Excerpt: "Tom will continue to work to keep taxes low because Tom understands raising taxes on the middle class right now will only hurt our economy even more."
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*'''Improving Public Education
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:Excerpt: "Tom remains committed to our public school system - fighting to raise teacher pay and increase K-12 funding." He "is leading the fight to make in-state universities affordable and accessible for Virginia students."
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*'''Fixing Transportation
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:Excerpt: "Tom will continue to work to secure transportation dollars for projects like rail to Dulles that are vital to attracting and keeping employers in our community."
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*'''Protecting the Environment
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:Excerpt: "Promoting alternative energy not only improves the environment, it also can create good paying jobs right here in Virginia."
  
 
==Elections==
 
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On his official site Rust lists four major issues:<ref>[http://www.tomrust.org/issues.php Tom Rust ''Issues'']</ref>
 
*Creating Good Paying Jobs - "Tom will continue to work to keep taxes low because Tom understands raising taxes on the middle class right now will only hurt our economy even more."
 
*Improving Public Education - "Tom remains committed to our public school system - fighting to raise teacher pay and increase K-12 funding." He "is leading the fight to make in-state universities affordable and accessible for Virginia students."
 
*Fixing Transportation - "Tom will continue to work to secure transportation dollars for projects like rail to Dulles that are vital to attracting and keeping employers in our community."
 
*Protecting the Environment - "Promoting alternative energy not only improves the environment, it also can create good paying jobs right here in Virginia."
 
 
===Sponsored legislation===   
 
* HB 2021 Driving without license; motor vehicle impounded if previously convicted of certain offenses.
 
* HB 2022 Technology Services, Council on; eliminates Council.
 
* HB 2023 Virginia Information Technologies Agency; to delegate powers & responsibilities.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H157C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
 
  
 
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===2009===
 
===2009===
The top 5 donors to Rust's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113950 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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Listed below are the top five donors to Rust's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113950 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
 
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.tomrust.org/ Delegate Tom Rust official website]
 
*[http://www.tomrust.org/ Delegate Tom Rust official website]
*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/014f2f536999a31885256c0d005171db/6781f41cd662b6b38525753500577402?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Tom Rust]  
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*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/15849 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/15849 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
 
*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/tdrust/ Richmond Sunlight profile]
 
*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/tdrust/ Richmond Sunlight profile]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Davis_Rust ''Wikipedia'' page]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 15:52, 18 September 2013

Tom Rust
Tom Rust.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 86
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2001
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1965
Master'sGeorge Washington University (1978), University of Virginia (1989)
Personal
Birthday07/21/1941
Place of birthFront Royal, VA
ProfessionCivil engineer
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Thomas Davis "Tom" Rust is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 86. He was first elected to the chamber in 2001.

Biography

Rust earned his B.S. in civil engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1965, his M.A. in public works engineering from George Washington University in 1978, and his M.A. in urban/environmental planning from the University of Virginia in 1989. Prior to his election to the House, Rust served as Mayor of the town of Herndon, Virginia from 1976 to 1984 and 1990 to 2001.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 session, Rust served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 session, Rust served on the following committees:

Issues

  • HB 2021 Driving without license; motor vehicle impounded if previously convicted of certain offenses.
  • HB 2022 Technology Services, Council on; eliminates Council.
  • HB 2023 Virginia Information Technologies Agency; to delegate powers & responsibilities.[2]

Campaign themes

2013

Rust’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Jobs + the Economy
Excerpt: "We must make sure that the funding provided in the new transportation package is efficiently used to develop a modern, efficient transportation system to keep our workforce and our economy moving. We must invest more resources into public and higher education to make sure that Virginia’s students are ready to power the workforce of tomorrow."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "This session, I supported the first new sustainable, long-term transportation funding and reform package in 27 years. This bipartisan solution will make sure that Virginia’s economy isn’t stuck sitting behind the wheel, but will continue to move forward."
  • K-12 Education
Excerpt: "Virginia’s public education system is one of the best in the nation, but we can do more to make it the best. Our students will power the workforce of tomorrow – and it will be global, more mobile, social, and diverse. This means supporting options that will give our teachers and school divisions the tools and resources they need to expand classroom access, close the achievement gap, and improve student performance by expanding on Virginia’s student-centered approach."
  • Higher Education
Excerpt: "We need to increase access to our community colleges and trade schools, giving students more options for their futures and expanding career opportunities. STEM education – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education – is one of the keys to our future economy."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Too many working Virginians do not have access to affordable healthcare, and we need to do more to make sure that everyone has access to affordable, quality care. I copatroned a budget amendment to work with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to create a path for access to healthcare for uninsured, working Virginias [sic] unable to access affordable care."

2011

Rust’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

  • Creating Good Paying Jobs
Excerpt: "Tom will continue to work to keep taxes low because Tom understands raising taxes on the middle class right now will only hurt our economy even more."
  • Improving Public Education
Excerpt: "Tom remains committed to our public school system - fighting to raise teacher pay and increase K-12 funding." He "is leading the fight to make in-state universities affordable and accessible for Virginia students."
  • Fixing Transportation
Excerpt: "Tom will continue to work to secure transportation dollars for projects like rail to Dulles that are vital to attracting and keeping employers in our community."
  • Protecting the Environment
Excerpt: "Promoting alternative energy not only improves the environment, it also can create good paying jobs right here in Virginia."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Rust is running for re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 86. Rust ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary and is challenged by Jennifer B. Boysko (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Rust won re-election to District 86 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[5]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Rust was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [6]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 86 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Rust (R) 8,256
Steven Miller(D) 7,054

Delegate Rust discussing his projects

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Rust received $255,034 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Rust's campaign in 2011
Fried, Ms Barbara J$10,000
Hazel, Mr William A$7,500
Albrittain Family Trust$7,000
NVTC Tech PAC$6,500
Toups, Mr John M$5,000
Total Raised in 2011 $255,034

2009

Listed below are the top five donors to Rust's 2009 campaign:[8]

Contributor 2009 total
Dominion Leadership Trust $164,200
Friends of S. Chris Jones $25,000
B. Mark Fried $21,000
Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association $18,500
Northern Virginia Association of Realtors $17,645

Personal

Rust and his wife, Ann, have three children.

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