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Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.)

Conference Secretary


Biography
District: 5th District
Political Highlights: candidate for Watauga County Board of Education, 1974; Watauga County Board of Education, 1977-89; N.C. Senate, 1995-2004; U.S. House, 2005-present
Born: June 29, 1943; Bronx, N.Y.
Residence: Watauga County
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Husband, Tom Foxx; one child
Education: Lees-McRae College, attended 1961; Appalachian State Teachers' College, attended 1962-63; U. of North Carolina, B.A. 1968; U. of North Carolina, M.A.C.T. 1972; U. of North Carolina, Greensboro, Ed.D. 1985
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education; Higher Education & Workforce Training - Chairwoman); Rules (Legislative & Budget Process)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalVirginia Foxx (R) 138,90361.0
Joshua Brannon (D) 88,67039.0
2012generalVirginia Foxx (R) 200,94557.5
Elisabeth Motsinger (D) 148,25242.5
2010generalVirginia Foxx (R) 140,52565.9
Billy Kennedy (D) 72,76234.1
2008generalVirginia Foxx (R) 190,82058.4
Roy Carter (D) 136,10341.6
2006generalVirginia Foxx (R) 96,13857.2
Roger Sharpe (D) 72,06142.8
2004generalVirginia Foxx (R) 167,54658.8
Jim Harrell (D) 117,27141.2
Roll Call Vitals

178th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow North Carolina Rep. Howard Coble (R) is 18th.

13th

North Carolina is 13th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

12,414

Twitter Followers (@virginiafoxx)

Rep. Virginia Foxx has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.