John Foust, a democratic Supervisor representing the Dranesville district of Fairfax County, Â will run next year for the seat held in Congress by Frank Wolf for the past 32 years. Â Foust has represented the Dranesville district which includes McLean, Great Falls, Herndon and parts of Vienna since 2007. Â The 10th district goes from McLean to the West Virginia border, including all of Loudoun County, and parts of Prince William, Fairfax, Clarke, Fauquier, and Frederick counties. Â It is a republican district that supported Romney over Obama in 2012.
Foust believes that the moderate Frank Wolf is vulnerable in the 10th district because of the federal government shutdown in October. Â Since the shutdown did little to effect the area, and the the federal workers got a paid vacation, the issue seems unlikely to have any effect on Frank Wolf’s re-election.
Two other democrat candidates are also running for the seat, Fairfax attorney Richard Bolger and Leesburg architect Sam Kubba.Â Â John Foust is the first elected official to challenge Frank Wolf since 1986.