Challenger emerges for Forbes

Published 11:11 am Saturday, July 26, 2014

CHESTER—Elliott G. Fausz, a democrat from Chesterfield County, has announced his candidacy to challenge Congressman Randy Forbes for Virginia’s 4th Congressional District seat.

“For too long, the people of the 4th District have been under-represented by Congressman Forbes, who focuses his attention on special interests,” says Fausz. “It’s time we put petty politics aside and move America forward with 21st-century leadership.”

Fausz is a longtime resident of Chester, where he manages day-to-day operations of his family’s local newspaper, The Village News. Fausz received a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and continued his studies for a Master of business administration at VCU.

Fausz serves as president of the Chester Community Association, a civic organization that promotes growth and community events. Also, he is the chairman and a founding member of the Chesterfield County Twinning Association, which connects Gravesham, England, and Chesterfield for the purpose of cultural exchange.

Fausz vows to fight for every citizen across the 4th district and the country by putting constituents first.

“I will find success by listening to the constituents of the 4th District and putting their interests a head of K Street lobbyists,” said Fausz. “There is a lot to be done in Washington, and as long as we keep the residents of the 4th District in mind, we can overcome any obstacles that are standing in our way.”

Fausz continued by emphasizing the importance of cleaning up the Veterans Administration, reforming the student loan system, balancing the budget, developing clean energy and high-tech jobs, and defending America’s borders without encroaching on privacy.

When contacted for comment regarding Fausz’ candidacy, the Forbes campaign issued the following statement:

“It’s been an honor to serve and represent the people of the Fourth District of Virginia; one that I am grateful for every day. I have made constituent service a priority for my office, because I understand the difficulty of dealing with a federal government that often seems to be too unwieldy, and lacks common sense. One of my greatest privileges is to be in the fight for the national security of our country, and to protect those who serve in our military with such dedication and selflessness.

Providing them with the best resources and support possible is not just a duty, it’s an honor.

I also look forward to continuing the fight for what is on the minds of so many of my constituents: preserving their jobs and creating economic opportunity for them, their children, and their grandchildren in the Commonwealth and across our nation.”