Virginia Foxx in the News
Foxx stops in Stokes
By Amanda Dodson, The Stokes News
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx made a quick stop in King on Tuesday to chat with constituents before making her way to Mount Airy for two events planned later in the day.
Foxx, recently sworn in to her seventh term as the representative of North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, said she shares in the concern over the economy and wanting to see jobs increased.
“People also want their kids to get a good education. It’s pretty universal,” she said. “What we need to do is let the local school boards and the state education people run our schools. They don’t need to be run from Washington, D.C. One-size-fits-all from Washington does not work. I have great confidence in the Stokes County School Board of Education and they know what’s right for this area.”
Foxx said she was delighted to follow the progress of the newly opened Forsyth Tech Stokes Campus.
“I started working on that when I was in the state senate. A group of Stokes citizens came to me and I went to the Forsyth Tech people. I’m sorry I couldn’t be at the dedication because I was in D.C., but I can’t wait to see it.”
Foxx is headed back to Washington this week to attend the inauguration. She’s optimistic about the direction our country is headed.
“I would say that Mr. Trump loves this country and wants only the best. I think the people responded to that in the election. I believe he understands the heart of the American people and what they’re concerned about. I think he cares so much about this country that he’s going to be a great president and I’m going to do everything I can to help him.”