Full Name: Gary Terry


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Office Sought: House of Representatives, 5th Congressional District of Virginia

 

Party Affiliation: Democrat

 

 

Campaign Website: https://garyterryforcongress.com/

Campaign POC: Unavailable

Phone Number: Unavailable

Campaign Email:
gterryforcongress@gmail.com

Structured Interview Request Sent: Refused 2024.

Structured Interview Response and Date: Refused.

Vetting Panel Selected: Refused

Structured Interview Completed: Refused

Biography: Gary is a 1982 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He has served his country as a military officer, worked as a corporate executive, been an innovative businessman-entrepreneur, an Executive Director for the YMCA and CEO for the Boys and Girls Clubs. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

Gary grew up in the small town of Henderson, Kentucky where he lived with his parents and four siblings in a housing project in his early
childhood. After excelling as a top academic achiever and outstanding athlete in high school, Gary received an appointment to West Point where he graduated with a degree in Engineering. After serving five years in the US Army in Germany and at Ft Bliss, Texas, Gary left the military to work first as an engineer for Corning Glass Works and then as quality/operations manager for the General Electric Lighting Division. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

Gary is an innovative entrepreneur. He founded two businesses – an advertising agency and a successful nursing school and contributed to the growth of an international engineering development corporation. As a corporate executive, Mr. Terry has used his effective communication skills and positive personal relations to improve those businesses by applying his talent as an analytical strategic planner and by creating positive work cultures while collaborating with corporate partners to set, achieve, and exceed business goals. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

As an Executive Director for the Young Men’s Christian Association in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, and later at the Boys and Girls Clubs of America in Danville, Virginia, Gary expanded the missions of the organizations he led. As Board Chair of two, child and family focused non-profits, Gary was responsible for their operation, growth, community impact, and capital campaigns. Through his leadership as Board Chair, both organizations met their goals and successfully completed planned building expansion projects on time and under budget while responding to the changing needs of the communities they served. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

In line with the 5th District, Gary considers himself a moderate pragmatic problem solver who wants government to work more efficiently. Rising from humble beginnings, Gary is grateful to the nation that allowed him to achieve so much. Today Gary is concerned about the direction and future of America. Currently there is an atmosphere of mistrust in Washington that is amplified by extremists unwilling to work towards solutions. Gary wants to work to make government more efficient, effective, cost conscience, and responsive to the needs of the residents of the 5th District. The people of Southside Virginia deserve a workhorse congressman who strives to bring home their fair share of the benefits good government provides. Gary wants to use the skills he developed in the military, private, and non-profit sectors as a problem solver who can reach across the aisle to guarantee the rights, freedoms, and benefits government can provide when we set aside our differences and agree that America should be one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

Gary lives in Danville Virginia. He is a Mason, a member of Rotary, Kiwanis and is 2nd Vice President for the Lion’s Club. He has three sons and one granddaughter. Gary enjoys hiking, camping, reading, theatre, and mentoring youth in athletics and for success in life. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

Why you? Together, we will champion higher paying jobs, defend personal freedoms, and uphold a woman’s right to choose. I am committed to enhancing our public schools, ensuring every child has the opportunity to succeed. This is more than a campaign; it’s a crusade for our rights and our futures. Step up and join us. Let’s take this journey together to bring real progress to our community and our nation. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

POLITICS FROM THE PEOPLE – Hi, I’m Gary Terry, and I invite you to join our mission to reshape the political landscape of Congressional District Five. We’re sending a clear message to Washington Republicans: it’s time to step aside and let us step up to truly represent the people. By stepping up with your vote, your time, and your donations, we can bring about the change we need. With your support, I am ready to go to Congress and advocate fiercely for policies that benefit working families and small businesses. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

What are your priorities? 

“We will champion higher paying jobs, defend personal freedoms, and uphold a woman’s right to choose. I am committed to enhancing our public schools, ensuring every child has the opportunity to succeed.” (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

THE COST SHOULDN’T KILL US!
Today, Gary confronts the urgent matter of price gouging in essential goods. To those shifting from rightful profit to cruel invasion of our essential supplies: step aside! Gary steps up to implementing strong measures that ensure consumers are protected and prices remain fair. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

WOMEN’S HEALTH & RIGHTS
We face those who would deny a woman her rightful autonomy, who would tether us to a single narrative of family and choice. To them, our chorus rises: Step aside! We STEP UP for the sanctity of choice, for the liberty to forge families in all their diverse forms, to cherish and to nurture love that knows the bounds of respect and mutual consent. Details for health rights here. (no link available) (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

GUN SAFETY & LIBERTY UNITED
When the specter of gun violence haunts our schools, our streets, what do we hear? Thoughts, prayers, and yet—hesitation. No more. To those who delay, who defer: Step aside! We are here to STEP UP, to enshrine safety alongside liberty, to uphold the promise of a nation secure and at peace. Details for the gun issue here. (no link available) (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

Endorsements: None listed on website.

Education: Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a degree in engineering. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

Relevant Employment History: See biography above.


Military Experience / Branch / Years of Service / Rank / Type of Discharge:
After excelling as a top academic achiever and outstanding athlete in high school, Gary received an appointment to West Point where he graduated with a degree in Engineering. After serving five years in the US Army in Germany and at Ft Bliss, Texas. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

Past Offices Held and Tenure: No mention on website.

Community Service: He is a Mason, a member of Rotary, Kiwanis and is 2nd Vice President for the Lion’s Club. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

As an Executive Director for the Young Men’s Christian Association in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, and later at the Boys and Girls Clubs of America in Danville, Virginia, Gary expanded the missions of the organizations he led. As Board Chair of two, child and family focused non-profits, Gary was responsible for their operation, growth, community impact, and capital campaigns. Through his leadership as Board Chair, both organizations met their goals and successfully completed planned building expansion projects on time and under budget while responding to the changing needs of the communities they served. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

 

Leadership Experience: See biography above.

Personal Strengths: Resilient. Dedicated. Compassionate. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

What is the most important thing Virginians need to know about you? Refused to answer.

How would your friends and family describe you? Refused to answer.
 

What are your thoughts on the Constitution as the Law of the Land? Refused to answer. No mention of the Constitution on website. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

    

What are your thoughts on religious liberty? Refused to answer. No mention of the protection of faith or religious liberty on website. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

    

What are your thoughts on the preservation of our history? Refused to answer. No mention of the preservation of history on website. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thought on government transparency? Refused to answer. No mention of government transparency on website. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on national defense? Refused to answer. Professes support for veterans and veteran issues. No mention of national defense on website. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)   

What are your thoughts on the free enterprise system? Refused to answer. No mention of the free enterprise system on website. Professes values contrary to the values of Chasing Freedom – Virginia. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on the protection of the unborn? Refused to answer. Professes values contrary to values and beliefs of Chasing Freedom – Virginia. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on the role the family plays in America? Refused to answer. No mention of protection of the family on website. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcomes? Refused to answer. No mention of equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcomes on website. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on the 2nd Amendment? Refused to answer. Professes values contrary to values and beliefs of Chasing Freedom – Virginia. (Source: https://garyterryforcongress.com/)

  

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