John Foust, a democratic Supervisor representing the Dranesville district of Fairfax County, will run next year for the seat held in Congress by Frank Wolf for the past 32 years. Foust has represented the Dranesville district which includes McLean, Great Falls, Herndon and parts of Vienna since 2007. 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. 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. 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. John Foust is the first elected official to challenge Frank Wolf since 1986.