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Tom Rust
Virginia House of Delegates District 86
Incumbent
Assumed office
2002
Current term ends
January 2012
Political party Republican
Profession Civil engineer
Website House site
Tom Rust is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 86 since 2002.

He won re-election in 2009, defeating Stevens Miller in the general election.[1]

Prior to his election to the House, Rust served as Mayor of the town of Herndon from 1976-1984 and 1990-2001.[2]


Delegate Rust discussing his projects

Issue positions

On his official site Rust lists four major issues:[3]

  • 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."

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

  • 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.[4]

Elections

2009

In 2009, Rust was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [5]

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 donors

2009

The top 5 donors to Rust's 2009 campaign:[6]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 86
2002–present
Succeeded by
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