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

  • District: 5th District, Northwest -- Winston-Salem suburbs, Hickory, Statesville
  • Residence: Watauga County
  • Born: June 29, 1943; Bronx, N.Y.
  • 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 (English); U. of North Carolina, M.A.C.T. 1972 (sociology); U. of North Carolina, Greensboro, Ed.D. 1985 (curriculum and teaching/higher education)
  • Military Service: None
  • 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
  • Elected: Elected: 2004 (5th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education; Higher Education & Workforce Training - Chairwoman); Rules (Legislative & Budget Process)
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State Information: 5th District, Northwest -- Winston-Salem suburbs, Hickory, Statesville

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Virginia Foxx (R) 200,945 57.5%
Elisabeth Motsinger (D) 148,252 42.5%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 40% Mitt Romney: 59%
2008 Barack Obama: 42% John McCain: 57%




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