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Thomas Davis "Tom" Rust

Member From: 2002 - 2015

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  • Birth Date: 1941 Birth Place:Front Royal, VA
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Ann Edwards
  • Children: Robin Mullet, Douglas Wharam, and James Wharam
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  • Education: Virginia Polytechnic Institute (B.S.,Civil Engineering, 1965), George Washington University, Washington, DC (M.S., Public Works Engineering, 1978), University of Virginia (Master of Planning in Urban and Environmental Planning, 1989)
  • Military Service:
  • Occupation/Profession: Civil engineer
  • Memberships/Affiliations: St. Timothy's Episcopal, Church Virginia Tech (former board of visitors), Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, Fairfax/Falls Church United Way (former chairman), Dulles Area Transportation Association, Virginia Tech Committee of 100, American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Planners, Longwood College (former board of visitors), Chi Epsilon, National Civil Engineering Honor Society, Northern Virginia Regional Health Information Organization, Dulles Corridor Rail Association (vice chairman), Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (advisory board)
  • Awards: Herndon Jaycees, Man of the Year (1979), Vecinos Unidos Recognition for Assistance to Hispanic Youth (1997), Who's Who in the United States (1998), Best of Herndon-Dulles Award (1999), Patrick Henry Award (2001), Virginia Tech, Academy of Distinguished Alumni for Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2001), Virginia School Boards Association, Award of Excellence (2003), Virginia League of Conservation Voters, Legislator Leader (2003, 2005), Loudoun County School Board, Appreciation Award (2004), Virginia21 Dean's List (2005), Boy Scouts of America, Powhatan District, Good Scout Award (2005), Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, Community Service Award (2007); Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service (2009), Committee for Dulles, Tower of Dulles Award (2007), Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, Dust, Blood and Sweat Award (2007), George Mason University, Civil Engineering Institute, Engineering Excellence and Leadership Award (2008), Virginia Tech College of Engineering, Academy of Engineering Excellence (2008), Apartment and Office Building Association, Outstanding Leadership Award (2009), American Planning Association, Virginia Chapter, Legislator of the Year (2011)
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Herndon Town Council 1971-76; Mayor, 1976-84, 1990-2001
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
2002 Counties of Fairfax (part) and Loudoun (part) 86 Republican Education
Science and Technology
Transportation
2003 Counties of Fairfax (part) and Loudoun (part) 86 Republican Education
Science and Technology
Transportation
2004 Counties of Fairfax (part) and Loudoun (part) 86 Republican Education
Science and Technology
Transportation
2005 Counties of Fairfax (part) and Loudoun (part) 86 Republican Education
Science and Technology
Transportation
2006 Counties of Fairfax (part) and Loudoun (part) 86 Republican Education
Science and Technology
Transportation
2007 Counties of Fairfax (part) and Loudoun (part) 86 Republican Education
Science and Technology
Transportation
2008 Counties of Fairfax (part) and Loudoun (part) 86 Republican Commerce and Labor
Education
Transportation
2009 Counties of Fairfax (part) and Loudoun (part) 86 Republican Commerce and Labor
Education
Transportation
2010 Counties of Fairfax (part) and Loudoun (part) 86 Republican Commerce and Labor
Education
Science and Technology
Transportation
2011 Counties of Fairfax (part) and Loudoun (part) 86 Republican Commerce and Labor
Education
Science and Technology
Transportation
2012 Counties of Fairfax (part) and Loudoun (part) 86 Republican Commerce and Labor
Education
Science and Technology
Transportation
2013 Counties of Fairfax (part) and Loudoun (part) 86 Republican Commerce and Labor
Education
Science and Technology
Transportation
2014 Counties of Fairfax (part) and Loudoun (part) Republican Transportation

(Chair)
Commerce and Labor,
Education,
Science and Technology
2015 Counties of Fairfax (part) and Loudoun (part) Republican Transportation (Chair)
Commerce and Labor,
Education,
Science and Technology

*The information within this interactive and searchable application has been researched extensively by the House Clerk’s Office. As with any historical records of this age and breadth, there may be discrepancies and/or inconsistencies within records obtained from a variety of credible sources. Any feedback is encouraged at history@house.virginia.gov.

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