The Washington Times - January 7, 2014, 10:02AM

State Delegate Barbara Comstock officially announced Tuesday she will run for Rep. Frank Wolf’s seat when the Virginia Republican retires at the end of this term.

“I am running for Congress because I believe my strong record as a common sense conservative leader is what is needed in Congress,” Mrs. Comstock, Fairfax Republican, said in a statement. “I know how to effectively fight for Northern Virginia’s hard-working taxpayers having first learned from Congressman Wolf working in his congressional office.”

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Mrs. Comstock was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2009, where she represents Great Falls and parts of McLean, Vienna and Loudoun. She serves on the Commerce and Labor Committee and Transportation Committee, and chairs the Science and Technology Committee.

Mr. Wolf announced in December that he would not seek re-election after more than 30 years on Capitol Hill.