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Virginia FoxxREPRepublican United States Representative, NC-5
80
Years of Age
21
Years of Experience
NCResidence (state)

Virginia Ann Foxx (née Palmieri; born June 29, 1943) is an American educator, businesswoman, and politician serving as the U.S. representative from North Carolina's 5th congressional district since 2005. A member of the Republican Party, Foxx served as Secretary of the House Republican Conference from 2013 to 2017. She was the ranking member of the House Committee on Education and Labor from 2019 to 2023, and served as the committee's chair from 2017 to 2019 and since 2023. Foxx's district encompasses much of the northwestern portion of the state, including most of the city of Winston-Salem.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$2,338,916
Total Raised
$2,339,079
Total Spent
$2,427,126
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Retired$173,665
92%
Education$161,499
68%
Insurance$119,000
64%
Securities & Investment$112,900
60%
Food & Beverage$106,000
43%
Lawyers/Law Firms$74,978
39%
Mining$68,300
34%
Real Estate$60,025
30%
Retail Sales$53,200
30%
Commercial Banks$52,759
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

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Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
EdD Curriculum/Higher Education/Teaching
1985
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
BA English
1968
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Master's College Teaching
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Secretary
Republican Conference, United States House of Representatives
2013 - 2016
Representative
United States House of Representatives, North Carolina
2004 - Current
Senator
North Carolina State Senate
1995 - 2004
Owner
Grandfather Mountain Nursery
1976 - 2004
President
Mayland Community College
1987 - 1994
Deputy Secretary for Management
North Carolina Department of Administration
1985 - 1987
Assistant Dean of the General College
Appalachian State University
1978 - 1985
Professor
Appalachian State University
1978 - 1985
Research Assistant
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1964 - 1968
Secretary
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1964 - 1968
Former Instructor
Caldwell Community College
Other Experience1 - 32 of 32
Member
Watauga County Board of Education
1976 - 1988
Board Member
North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research
Board Member
John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
Charter Member
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
Former Member
Advisory Panel, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Former Member
Rotary International
Former Member
Executive Committee, North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry
Member
American Legislative Exchange Conference (ALEC)
Member
North Carolina Citizens For Business and Industry
Member
North Carolina Republican Assembly
Member
National Advisory Council for Women's Educational Programs
Member
Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Child Care, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
Member
Board, Foscoe-Grandfather Community Center
Member
American Legion Auxiliary
Member
Board of Visitors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Member
National Association of Women Legislators
Member
North Carolina Women's Forum
Member
Pro-Life Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on Taiwan
Current
Member
Congressional Prayer Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Second Amendment Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Textile Caucus
Current
Member
Immigration Reform Caucus
Current
Chair
Committee on Education and Labor, United State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, United States House of Representatives
Former Chair
Education and the Workforce Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, United States House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Rules Committee, United States House of Representatives
Member
Congressional Methamphetamines Caucus