Gary Pan

Gary Pan

Summary

Current Position: Government Consulting business owner

Affiliation: Republican

Candidate: 2019 State Delegate VA House District 34

Overview: N/A

About

Gary Pan 1

Source: Campaign page

Gary has been a resident of Northern Virginia for more then 30 years.  He and his family have lived in the Virginia’s 34th House of Delegates District for over 20 years.

Following graduation from Weston High School in Weston, Massachusetts, Gary earned a BS in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Legal Studies from Lehigh University.

After his graduation from Lehigh, Gary moved to Northern Virginia to gain valuable experience in the government consulting industry.  He has led two successful small businesses that have been recognized by Inc. Magazine as among the 100 fastest growing private companies in America.  While working full-time and raising his young family, Gary earned his MBA with a concentration in International Management from the Pamplin School at Virginia Tech.  Demonstrating his belief that it is important to continue to learn and grow, and to further his understand how to effectively move organizations forward, Gary completed his coursework towards a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership at the University of Phoenix.

Throughout Gary’s career he has been passionate about investing in our youth and our community.  Gary has been an active adult volunteer for many years in youth athletic and leadership programs.  He has also served as a leader for many civic organizations in our community.

Gary has served as a Boy Scouts Scoutmaster and uniformed adult leader for more than 14 years for Troop 55 and Venturing Crew 364, both of Great Falls, Virginia.  He has recently founded an all-girl Scout Troop in order to enable girls to benefit from the Boy Scout program.  During the Summer of 2018, Gary led a group of ten scouts on the Eagle Scouts Cycling Across America trek on a 4,100-mile, two-month bike trip from Seattle, WA to Washington DC.  In 2017, in appreciation of his years of work preparing local youth for a life with moral, character and leadership skills, Gary was awarded Scouting’s highest adult leader recognition, the Silver Beaver.

In addition to his work with Scouting, Gary serves as a founder and Camp Director for the Wolf Trap First Time Campers Program.  This semi-annual multi-level learning opportunity provides underserved 5th and 6th boys and girls from throughout Fairfax County with a unique camping experience where campers gain skills, confidence and self-reliance through camping, nature, and the great outdoors.  In recognition of Gary’s hard work in support of local youth, he was honored as the 2017 VolunteerFairfax Volunteer of the Year and the Wolf Trap First Time Campers Program was acknowledged as the 2017 VolunteerFairfax Youth Program of the Year.

Gary is an active business leader and community advocate.  He has served on the boards of numerous local organizations such as the Great Falls Citizen Association, Great Falls Grange Foundation, Rotary Club of Great Falls, Northern Virginia Technology Council, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, National Multiple Sclerosis Society of the National Capital Area, the Entrepreneur Center @ NVTC, and Junior Achievement of Great Washington.  In his leadership role, Gary has worked with state and local officials to further the interests of our local citizens.  For his dedication and accomplishments, Gary was recognized by the Dranesville Board of Supervisor, John Foust, as a Lord Fairfax Honoree in 2017.  In addition, Gary was a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2014 and 2019 for his impact in bettering our community.

Gary has been married since 1992 to his wife, Wendy, who is equally committed to giving back to the community. Their three sons, Garrett, Wesley and Mitchell, are all Eagle Scouts.  Garrett recently earned two Master of Science degree (Bio-Engineering and Applied Information Technology) from George Mason University.  Wesley is currently a pre-med student at Virginia Tech where he also serves in the Corps of Cadets and is on the Rugby team.  Mitchell is a Naval ROTC Mechanical/Aeronautical engineering student at Penn State where he competes nationally on the alpine ski race team.  Gary and Wendy have resided in Northern Virginia for over 30 years and Great Falls, Virginia been the Pan family home for over 20 years.

Community and Civic Leadership:

Great Falls Citizen Association, Board of Directors (2015 – 2019)
Wolf Trap First Time Campers Program, Camp Director (2015 – Present)
Great Falls Grange Foundation, Co-Chair (2016 – Present)
Rotary Club of Great Falls, Charter Member (2011 – Present)
Northern Virginia Technology Council, Board of Directors (1998 – Present)
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Board of Directors (2008 – 2014)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society of the National Capital Area, Board of Directors (2001 – 2011)
Entrepreneur Center @ NVTC, Co-Chair (2008-2016)
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, Board of Directors (1998-2010)
123Club Member (2012 – Present)
Lehigh University Engineering Advisory Council (2013-Present)
BSA Crew 364 Advisor (2010 – Present)
BSA Troop 55 Scoutmaster (2009 – Present); Assistant Scoutmaster (2005 – 2009)
BSA World Scout Jamboree 2015 Advisor
BSA National Jamboree 2017, 2013, 2010 Advisor and Scoutmaster
BSA High Adventure Advisor: Seabase, Philmont & Northern Tier

 

Experience

Work Experience

Education

  • Master of Business Administration
    Virginia Tech
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
    Lehigh University

Awards

Lord Fairfax Honoree (2017)
VolunteerFairfax Volunteer of the Year (2017)
The Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award (2017)
President’s Volunteer Service Award Recipient Gold (2019, 2014)
 

Contact

Email:

Offices

Campaign
PO Box 100
Great Falls, VA 22066

Web

Campaign Site, Facebook, Twitter

Politics

Finances

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Issues

 

As Troop 55’s Scoutmaster, Gary has taught hundreds of young men and women the value of conservation, protection and preservation of nature and our environment for future generations. In Richmond, he will fight for these same principles. From conservation to stormwater management to addressing our recycling problem, Gary will fight to protect the environment in Northern Virginia. Doing what is right for today and for the future has always been Gary’s number one priority, and he will continue to fight for our environment in Richmond.

Economy

Gary sees the potential for Northern Virginia to serve as an important economic engine of our Commonwealth and nation, particularly through innovation in energy and technology. As a successful business leader, Gary recognizes that businesses do best to grow and to create jobs when taxes and burdensome regulations are reduced. Furthermore, he recognizes that it is crucial for the government to focus on providing high quality public education as well as strong transportation infrastructure to help the economy grow. Gary is a small business CEO who has started two Inc. Magazine Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, employing hundreds of people. He understands how the government can work to help create a favorable economic climate to fuel growth. Gary has significant business experiences in creating jobs, growing our economy, and balancing budgets – qualities that we need in Richmond.

Education

Gary believes that in order to attract businesses to our area and to build a strong and diversified economy in Northern Virginia, we must have a strong education system. Gary’s plan for education will bring a greater focus to early childhood development, reducing class size for students at overcrowded schools, and fighting for more funding for local higher educational institutions such as Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University. Northern Virginia has not been getting their fair share of funding for education, and Gary is prepared to fight for that in Richmond. Gary stands with parents to ensure that our children are ultimately competitive in the global economy.

Environment

As Troop 55’s Scoutmaster, Gary has taught hundreds of young men and women the value of conservation, protection and preservation of nature and our environment for future generations. In Richmond, he will fight for these same principles. From conservation to stormwater management to addressing our recycling problem, Gary will fight to protect the environment in Northern Virginia. Doing what is right for today and for the future has always been Gary’s number one priority, and he will continue to fight for our environment in Richmond.

Health Care

Infrastructure

Transportation

For years we have heard about Northern Virginia’s transportation problems, yet we have seen little progress. Fixing these problems must be a priority in Richmond. Gary will fight hard to ensure that Northern Virginia finally gets its fair share of transportation funding. Transportation funding is not enough, we need to develop smarter approaches to alleviate traffic in our area. As a business leader, Gary understands that a holistic view of the congestion issue is important to ensure that there is relief across all Northern Virginia. Additionally, Gary is concerned with the quality of many rural roads in our district. Northern Virginia cannot continue to be shortchanged with funding, and roads that are in inadequate condition must be improved to increase quality of life for commuters. Furthermore, Gary will fight to expand and improve public transit and to reduce commute times across the entire district to support the growth of our vibrant economy.

Safety

Public Health and Safety

Gary is concerned with many of the issues facing our public health system. Healthcare costs are spiraling out of control. The opioid crisis is consuming the lives of those affected by addiction as well as their families. Since 1999, sales of prescription painkillers to hospitals, doctors, and pharmacies has increased fourfold and the number of overdose deaths from pain medications has increased by 300%. We need to educate the public and the medical community on better and safer prevention and treatment practices. Additionally, Gary has met with parents who are concerned with youth mental health issues. In Richmond he will fight to ensure that there is a greater level of youth mental health awareness and resources available to help those in need. Additionally, human trafficking is an issue that Northern Virginia has been facing for years, and one that needs to be better addressed so that all Virginians can enjoy their basic human rights. Gang violence is on the raise in our area and we need to devote more resources to support a regional gang task force and to enact policies that require deportation of illegal alien gang members. To provide proper protection for our citizens and communities, we need to ensure that we have adequate support for our first responders such as firefighters, police officers, and EMTs.

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