Delegate Tom Rust (R-86) serves the residents of Herndon, and parts of Oak Hill, Chantilly, and Sterling in the Virginia General Assembly. He has resided in the Town of Herndon all his adult life and remembers when Dulles Airport was nothing but forest; now he is looking forward to seeing the Silver Line constructed to Herndon. Rust served as Mayor of Herndon from 1976 to 1984 and also from 1990 to 2001. During this time, Herndon grew significantly and it was during his tenure as mayor that the Community Center, the Senior Center, the Herndon Centennial Golf Course, the Municipal complex and the Herndon Parkway, to name a few, were built. Now he enjoys eating at the great restaurants in the Herndon area, volunteering at Friday Night LIVE!, and tinkering on his 1969 Chevrolet truck.
As a member of the House of Delegates, Del. Rust serves as Chairman of the Transportation Committee, and member of Commerce & Labor, Education, and Science & Tech Committees. He has completed countless hours of community service and currently serves on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, the Joint Commission on Technology and Science (chairman), the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, and the Dulles Corridor Rail Association (vice chair). He has won numerous awards and achievements; the most recent has been the OPAL Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers and Legislative Champion Award by the Virginia Education Association. He has also been recognized as one of the most Effective Leaders in the General Assembly.
Del. Rust’s legislative office is located in Herndon’s Town Hall (730 Elden Street) and he believes that good communication with the people he serves is an important part of his job as a legislator. He welcomes emails (delTRust@house.virginia.gov) and phone calls (703-437-9400). He also sends out the Rust Report, a non-partisan newsletter which has articles of general interest, and residents can request to be added to the list by emailing him or by visiting his website www.TomRust.org.