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  Foxx, Virginia
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NameVirginia Foxx
Address11468 Highway 105 S
Banner Elk, North Carolina , United States
Born June 29, 1943 (79 years)
Last ModifedJuan Croniqueur
Aug 07, 2021 02:03pm
Tags Married - Catholic -
InfoDr. Virginia Foxx was sworn in to represent North Carolina's Fifth District in the United States House of Representatives in January 2005. She currently represents Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin counties. Dr. Foxx is the third woman in North Carolina history to serve in the U.S. House and the first person from Watauga County to hold a seat in Congress. She currently serves on the House Committees on Agriculture, Government Reform, and Education and the Workforce.

Dr. Foxx is building a reputation on Capitol Hill as a champion of conservative values and fiscal responsibility...

Prior to serving on Capitol Hill, Dr. Foxx spent ten years in the North Carolina Senate. During her tenure, she successfully sponsored several statewide and local bills. She served on Appropriations Base Budget and as Vice Chair of Information Technology/Appropriations as well as on Commerce, Education/Higher Education, Finance, and Information Technology. She also served on the Administrative Procedures Oversight Committee, the Legislative Oversight Committee on Mental Health, and the Legislative Services Commission. During her time in the General Assembly, Foxx consistently voted against tax increases and for legislation that would make governments more efficient and less wasteful.

Dr. Foxx is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her A.B. degree in English in 1968 and M.A.C.T. in Sociology in 1972. In 1985, she earned her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching/Higher Education from UNC-Greensboro.

Dr. Foxx began her career as a secretary and research assistant at UNC-Chapel Hill. She taught at Caldwell Community College, was a sociology instructor at Appalachian State University and held several administrative positions at ASU, including Assistant Dean of the General College. Foxx also served as Deputy Secretary for Management in the N.C. Department of Administration for Governor Jim Martin. Prior to her election to the Senate in 1994, she served as President and consultant at Mayland Community College from 1987-1994.

Dr. Foxx has been active in civic and business affairs, serving on many state and national committees. She served on the Executive Committee of North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry and was elected to three four-year terms on the Watauga County Board of Education. She was confirmed by the United States Senate for a Presidential appointment to the National Advisory Council for Women's Educational Programs. She also served on the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Advisory Panel. Other current or former service on boards includes the Board of Directors of the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, Board of Directors of the N.C. Center for Public Research, the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Visitors, National Conference of State Legislatures' Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Child Care, Charter Member of the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and the Foscoe-Grandfather Community Center Board. She is a member of the North Carolina Republican Assembly.

Dr. Foxx is the recipient of several state and national awards. Among those awards are Outstanding Public Official Award, The North Carolina Christmas Tree Association, Honorary Member of the Catawba Chapter of the Retired Officers Association, T he Alan Keith-Lucas Friend of Children Award, the highest honor granted by the North Carolina Child Care Association, 2002; Contributions to Sociology Award, North Carolina Sociological Association, 2002; Roosevelt Global Leadership Institute, 2001; Guardian of Small Businesses Award, National Federation of Independent Businesses, 2000; and 2000 Flemming Fellowship. In 1994, Dr. Foxx received the N.C. Carpathian Award; in 1993, she was awarded the Distinguished Fundraising Award by the YMCA of the USA/South Field and became one of 16 people appointed by the Governor to the N.C. Partnership for Children. In 1992 received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Governor Jim Martin. It is among the most prestigious awards given by the governor. In 1990, she received the N.C. Distinguished Women's Award and the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year Award. In 1988, Dr. Foxx was the recipient of the Watauga County League of Women Voters Award for Outstanding Citizenship for Exceptional Public Service. In 1979, she received the Award for Distinguished Service from the ASU Center for Developmental Education. She is a former Rotarian.

At Mayland Community College, Dr. Foxx implemented several nationally recognized programs including a curriculum evaluation program which has been adopted by major universities. Another major success was that she raised over $1 million in private funds for an on-campus, state-of-the-art child development center built by prison inmates. At ASU she implemented a model orientation/academic advising program which is still in existence.

Dr. Foxx is married to Tom Foxx. They own and operate Grandfather Mountain Nursery with their daughter and son-in-law; she also does consulting for nonprofits. She is a lay leader in her church. Dr. Foxx's hobbies are reading, gardening and being a grandparent to two.



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Apr 13, 2012 05:45pm Idiocy Rep. Virginia Foxx On People With Student Loans: ‘I Have Very Little Tolerance’ For Them  Article Craverguy 
Feb 05, 2010 02:35pm General Rep. Virginia Foxx (-North Carolina, 5th) In Office - Earmarks Requested  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Nov 02, 2009 12:00pm Idiocy Rep. Foxx: Health Care Bill A Greater Threat Than Any Terrorist In The World  Article Craverguy 
May 01, 2009 04:00pm News Judy Shepard rejects Rep. Foxx's apology  Article COSDem 
Apr 29, 2009 02:55pm Statement Virginia Foxx: Story of Matthew Shepard's Murder A "Hoax"   Article RP 
Mar 23, 2008 10:00pm News [U.S. Rep. Virginia] Foxx predicts doom with Dems in charge  Article Servo 

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