Gary G. Pan, a Great Falls community and business leader, has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 34th District of the Virginia State House of Delegates, a district that encompasses parts of Fairfax County and Loudoun County including Great Falls, McLean, and parts of Sterling and Vienna.
Gary is running for the House of Delegates, in part, to focus on advancement in the areas of: Education; Economy; Transportation; and the Environment.
Gary has championed programs that foster entrepreneurship and youth development in the community for over 25 years. Serving on the Boards of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), Entrepreneur Center @ NVTC, and Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, he has helped local businesses and local youth build towards a future of success.
As a Boy Scouts of America Scoutmaster for over a dozen years, Gary personally works toward instilling moral character in local youth as an exemplary leader and role model. He serves as one of the founders and camp director for the highly successful Wolf Trap First Time Campers Program, whose mission is to service underserved youth in the area by building skills, character, self-confidence and self-sufficiency through outdoor camping and adventure. Gary has served on the Board of Directors of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts where he chaired the education committee that emphasized Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) to help Pre-K students prepare themselves for a STEM-based learning environment.
As an executive board member of the Great Falls Citizens Association, Gary worked with local and state officials to represent the interests of our local citizens. He is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Great Falls and ascribes to the motto “Service Above Self.” He knows local involvement, making state government more accountable, supporting innovation and small businesses, and strengthening educational opportunities will lift up and empower families across Virginia.
Gary has been recognized by local officials and community organizations for his many contributions. Gary has been recognized with the Lord Fairfax Award (2017) from the Fairfax Board of Supervisors, the Volunteer of the Year Award (2017) from VolunteerFairfax, the Presidential Volunteer Service Recipient Gold Award (2019, 2014) and the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award (2017).
“I am excited to announce my campaign for the 34th District of the Virginia House of Delegates,” said Gary G. Pan. “If elected, I will advocate for policies that build a culture of civility, expand educational and economic opportunities for families, help foster an entrepreneurial business climate, improve our local transportation, and work towards protecting our environment. This campaign is not about me, but rather about the people of this community and the role of state government in our everyday lives. All Virginians deserve a state government that supports our basic freedoms and equal opportunity to succeed. I want to work toward getting things done right for our fellow Virginians.”
Gary will be the Republican nominee for the general election on November 5, 2019, when all 100 state House of Delegate seats and all 40 state Senate seats are on the ballot. The House of Delegates currently has a 51-49 Republican majority; all 100 members are elected for two-year terms.