John Foust Cares About Our Community
John Foust is the hard-working, problem-solving leader we need representing our community on the Board of Supervisors. Throughout his more than 11 years on the Board, John has listened to his constituents, provided leadership on the issues that are important to them, and delivered excellent results. As a full-time Supervisor, John has proven time and time again that he has the expertise and commitment needed to solve the big challenges facing our county as well as a passion for working with individuals and neighborhoods to solve the smaller quality of life issues that frequently arise.
Hello. Thank you for taking an interest in my campaign. I am running as the Democratic candidate for re-election to represent the Dranesville District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The election will be held on November 5, 2019.
My wife, Dr. Marilyn Jerome, and I have lived in Fairfax County for over 35 years. We have enjoyed the wonderful parks, neighborhoods and quality of life in this community. That is why we chose to raise our sons, Matthew and Patrick, here.
Strengthening Our Economy. Both Marilyn and I grew up in “rust belt” towns. We know the hardships families and communities suffer when their local economies are depressed. Living in Fairfax County, we have also seen and experienced the many benefits of working and raising a family in a region with a strong and growing economy. As Chairman of the Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission, I led the effort to develop a strategic plan that provides guidance as we continue our work to strengthen, diversify and grow our local economy.
Investing in Our Future. I am also working with the community to plan for and provide the roads, transit, schools, housing, parks and other resources needed to support our economy and protect and improve our quality of life. I advocate for policies that balance growth with available infrastructure, utilize a multi-modal approach to reducing congestion, support public education, fight climate change and protect our environment, expand affordable housing, and provide essential services to the most vulnerable members of our community.
Balancing Budgets while Delivering Essential Services. During my first three terms in office, I dealt with the significant fiscal challenges caused by the Great Recession and reductions in spending on federal contracts. I served seven years as the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors’ Audit Committee and I have served as Vice Chairman of the Board’s Budget Committee since 2010. I have worked to make County government more efficient and accountable to the tax payers. Through the Great Recession and its aftermath, I have worked hard to keep the tax burden on home owners affordable while protecting the County’s Triple A bond rating and ensuring that critical programs and services are funded.
Listening to You. As always, I look forward to meeting with you, listening to your ideas and concerns, working for you and being your advocate. I believe you are entitled to have a voice in determining the kind of community you live in. As your Supervisor, I will continue to make sure you always have a meaningful opportunity to influence decisions that impact your community before those decisions are made.
Thank you for the honor of allowing me to serve you and all the residents of the Dranesville District. As you study my record and consider my plans for moving our community forward, I hope you will conclude that I have earned your support as I seek re-election as the Dranesville District Supervisor.