Richard Hayden

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger


Richard Hayden is a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 5998. He has previously run for the Virginia House of Delegates for the 44th Virginia District [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8].

Key Issues


Hayden wants to lower the tax rate and trim excess spending from the county budget [1]. He wants to eliminate the tax burden on the middle class through conforming Virginia tax law to federal tax law or ensuring that state taxpayers do not need to mimic deductions on federal tax returns [4].


Hayden wants to ensure that Fairfax County Public Schools has enough money to let its students achieve academic excellence. Additionally, he wants to increase academic rigor and support teachers, and he does not want to change school boundary lines [1, 3, 5].


Hayden does not want to decriminalize marijuana [4].


Hayden supports congressional term limits [6].

Law Enforcement

Hayden wants to hire more police and improve public safety [1].

Reproductive Rights

Hayden is pro-life. He wants to keep the current abortion restrictions, namely that abortions are not allowed past the second trimester, with the exception of when the mother’s life is at risk [2, 3, 4, 5, 7].

Women's Rights

Hayden does not support the Equal Rights Amendment [2, 3, 4, 5, 7].


Fairfax Republicans


1 Hayden for Mt. Vernon
2 Fairfax Republicans
3 Mount Vernon Gazette
4 Fort Hunt Herald
5 Fort Hunt Herald
6 U.S. Term Limits
7 Facebook
8 Fairfax Republicans