Tom Rust

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Tom Rust
Tom Rust.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 86
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 13
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
Bachelor'sVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1965
Master'sGeorge Washington University (1978), University of Virginia (1989)
Date of birth07/21/1941
Place of birthFront Royal, VA
ProfessionCivil engineer
Office website
Campaign website
Tom Rust is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 86 since 2002.

Prior to his election to the House, Rust served as Mayor of the town of Herndon from 1976-1984 and 1990-2001.[1] 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.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 session, Rust has been appointed to the following committees:


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



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.[2]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Rust was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [3]

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


Campaign themes

On his official site Rust lists four major issues:[4]

  • 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.[5]

Delegate Rust discussing his projects

Campaign donors


In 2011, Rust received $255,034 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

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


The top 5 donors to Rust's 2009 campaign:[7]

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


Rust and his wife, Ann, have three children.

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Virginia House of Delegates District 86
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