Newspaper Column: Tom Davis as NIMBY? Say It Ain't So!




Nicoson, William J.

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Reston Times


I’ve always liked Tom Davis. In 1991, I was jubilant when he defeated Audrey Moore, then Chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Three years later I was pleased to see him vault into the House of Representatives with a constituency which included Restonians. By 1998 Davis had been promoted into the 5-man Republican leadership of the House. That year the GOP held 220 House seats. And that year no Democrat could be found to run against him. 1998 was also the year that Davis raised $160,000 for the National Republican Congressional Committee. In 1997 Davis had raised $150,000 for Republican candidates running for state legislative seats. While initially close to Tom DeLay, Davis has also displayed independence from hardcore conservatives within his party.


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Davis, Tom (U.S. House of Representatives), Redistricting, Reston (Va.), Fairfax County (VA)