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|Virginia House of Delegates District 86|
|2002 - Present|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 3, 2009|
|Next general||November 8, 2011|
|Bachelor's||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1965|
|Master's||George Washington University (1978), University of Virginia (1989)|
|Place of birth||Front Royal, VA|
Prior to his election to the House, Rust served as Mayor of the town of Herndon from 1976-1984 and 1990-2001. 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.
- Science and Technology (Vice Chair)
- Higher Education and Arts Subcommittee (Chair)
- Standards of Quality Subcommittee
- Subcommittee #4 (Chair)
- Subcommittee #2
- Commerce and Labor
- Subcommittee #2
Rust is running for re-election to the District 86 seat of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and will be unopposed in the November 8 general election.
In 2009, Rust was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. 
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 86 (2009)|
|Tom Rust (R)||8,256|
On his official site Rust lists four major issues:
- 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."
- 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.
Delegate Rust discussing his projects
The top 5 donors to Rust's 2009 campaign:
|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|
Rust and his wife, Ann, have three children.
- Delegate Tom Rust official website
- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Tom Rust
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions:2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Richmond Sunlight profile
|Virginia House of Delegates District 86
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State of Virginia
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Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | Auditor of Public Accounts | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Secretary of Natural Resources | Commissioner of Labor and Industry | Chairman of State Corporation Commission |