Delegate Barbara Comstock Announces Run For Congress In 10th District
McLean, VA – (January 7, 2014) Today Delegate Barbara Comstock announced her campaign to succeed retiring Congressman Frank Wolf (R- Va, 10th District). Delegate Comstock released the following statement:
“My family and I have been heartened and encouraged over the past few weeks by the strong support for my run for the 10th Congressional District in Virginia. Having lived, worked, started a business and raised my family here over the past 30 years, it is a great honor to have the opportunity to run for this seat. In my current position as a Delegate in the General Assembly, as well as a former senior aide to Congressman Frank Wolf, it has always been a privilege to work for and with the Congressman over the past 20 years and I look forward to continuing to work with him on behalf of our community.
“I am running for Congress because I believe my strong record as a common sense conservative leader is what is needed in Congress. I know how to effectively fight for Northern Virginia’s hard working taxpayers having first learned from Congressman Wolf working in his congressional office.
Common sense isn’t very common in Congress today, but in the state legislature, we have to operate within budget limits and produce results. I will bring that skill to Congress. I’ve sponsored major right to work legislation that encourages and respects hard work and success and is already saving millions of taxpayer dollars for Virginians. I’ve sponsored major job creating legislation which is providing a healthier economy and has kept Virginia #1 for jobs and expanded economic freedom and innovation. I’ve worked to protect women and children by passing major human trafficking legislation and I’ve stood up for our values and constitutional rights over the past four years in the Virginia House of Delegates.
“I have a demonstrated record of winning important legislative victories for Northern Virginians as well as winning hard fought, principled elections. Whether it is repealing and replacing Obamacare, promoting policies for a healthier economy; or fighting to protect our national security and dedicated military; I will be a tireless advocate for one of the most vibrant and diverse communities in the Commonwealth and I will demand and work hard for common sense results.
See Delegate Comstock’s more extensive letter detailing her run here:
Barbara Comstock, an attorney, small businesswoman, former senior Justice Department official, and former senior aide to Congressman Frank Wolf, was elected in November, 2009, to represent the 34th District (Great Falls, parts of McLean, Vienna, and Loudoun) in the Virginia House of Delegates. She was re-elected in 2011 and 2013 and currently serves on the Commerce and Labor Committee, Transportation Committee, and as Chairman of the Science and Technology Committee. In 2010 Barbara was selected as one of 50 state legislators to participate in the “Emerging Political Leaders” program sponsored by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation at the University of Virginia. In 2012, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce awarded her their “Free Enterprise” award and she was selected as a speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention where she was highlighted as a rising leader.
Barbara Comstock is a 30 year resident of McLean, Virginia, where she and her husband, Chip, an assistant principal at Oakton High School, have raised their three children, Danny, Peter, and Caity.