Tom Rust
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Tom Rust
Tom Rust
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Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 86th district

January 9, 2002 - January 13, 2016
Donald L. Williams
Jennifer Boysko
Personal details
Thomas Davis Rust

(1941-07-21) July 21, 1941 (age 78)
Front Royal, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceHerndon, Virginia
Alma materVirginia Tech
George Washington University
University of Virginia
ProfessionCivil engineer

Thomas Davis Rust (born July 21, 1941) is an American politician of the Republican Party. He is a former member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 86th District from 2002 to 2016. Previously, he was mayor of Herndon, Virginia for 19 years (1976-84, 1990-2001).




Rust is married to Ann Rust. They have a daughter, Robin Mullet, two sons, Douglas and James [1] and two grandchildren, Abbey and Ross Mullet.[2]

Memberships and affiliations

  • St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
  • Virginia Tech Board of Visitors
  • Northern Virginia Regional Commission
  • Northern Virginia Transportation Coordinating Council (executive committee)
  • Fairfax/Falls Church United Way (former chairman)
  • Dulles Area Transportation Association
  • Northern Virginia Community Foundation
  • American Red Cross (honorary director)
  • Virginia Tech Committee of 100
  • Fairfax Committee of 100
  • American Planning Association
  • American Institute of Certified Planners
  • Longwood College, Board of Visitors, (1980-1988)


Rust is a civil engineer, and is currently the vice chairman of Pennoni Associates, an engineering and design consulting firm.


Rust was first elected to the Herndon Town Council in 1971, where he served until he was elected mayor of the Town of Herndon in 1976, a position he held until 1984. He was elected mayor again in 1990 and served until 2001 [1].

In 2001, Rust was elected delegate for the 86th District with 63% of the vote against Jim Kelly [2]. A civil engineer, Rust has served on the Committees on Transportation, Education, Science and Technology, and Commerce and Labor. His notable legislation includes allowing the Commonwealth Transportation Board to establish a statewide transportation plan using highway corridors for long-term, regional planning [3].

State and local elected offices

  • Mayor, Town of Herndon, (1976-1984, 1990-2001)
  • Herndon Town Council (1971-1976)

House of Delegates committees (2009)

  • Commerce and Labor
  • Education (Chair of Subcommittee on Higher Education)
  • Science and Technology (Vice chair)
  • Transportation (Chair of Subcommittee #4)


  1. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Thomas Davis 'Tom' Rust - Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Vote 2007 Election Virginia State House of Delegates Candidates". Loudoun Independent Newspapers. 2007.

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