Tom Rust

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Tom Rust
Virginia House of Delegates District 86
Assumed office
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.

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

Delegate Rust discussing his projects

Issue positions

On his official site Rust lists four major issues:[2]

  • 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.[3]



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Rust is running for re-election to the District 86 seat of the Virginia House of Delegates. He is unopposed in the August 23 primary and the November 8 general election.


In 2009, Rust was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [4]

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


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

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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Virginia House of Delegates District 86
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