Virginia Foxx announces plans to run for re-election

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 21, 2019

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BOONE — U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) announced recently that she plans to run for re-election to the United States House of Representatives in North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District in 2020. Foxx made the following statement:

“After yet another case of uncertainty and confusion created by the court’s meddling in North Carolina’s congressional district boundaries, the people of western North Carolina deserve certainty and clarity about who is running to represent them in Congress,” Foxx said. “So I am making my intentions very clear today: I plan to run for re-election in 2020 in the 5th District.”

“My constituents all across western North Carolina have told me for years that they want a conservative fighter with a backbone who is ready to fight for the solutions our communities need. And my track record is clear: I have worked hard to represent and fight for our communities, and I plan to continue to do so if I am re-elected in 2020. While I will miss the communities that no longer remain in the 5th District, I look forward to working tirelessly in Washington on behalf of the new communities that have been added to the district.”

“The greatest honor of my life is representing the amazing people of the 5th District in Congress. It is a blessing to serve these wonderful communities and a privilege to fight every day for the North Carolina values we hold dear. The fact that I have the honor of serving in Congress is testimony to the power of the American dream: that a woman like me, who grew up in the mountains of North Carolina in a home without running water and electricity, would go on to serve in Congress. It never ceases to amaze and humble me and is one reason why I am excited to be running for re-election in 2020.”