Reagan’s Attorney General Endorses Mason District Candidate
By Mary Tanzer
The Hon. Ed Meese III — 75th Attorney General of the United States under Ronald Reagan and member of Donald Trump’s transition team — recently shared his words of wisdom with supporters of Gary Aiken for Mason District Supervisor. “The local government is where the action is, in terms of where impacting people’s lives occurs,” Meese told attendees.
Meese noted the size of Fairfax County — its police and fire departments are among the nation’s largest. These massive operations directly affect the safety and quality of life of Fairfax County residents. Meese expressed his confidence that Gary knows how to drive results for the benefit of his constituents.
Gary noted Mason’s wonderful diversity, vowing that he will “build a coalition of Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and undecideds — building across social, economic, racial, religious and cultural lines.” As Mason Supervisor, Gary will focus on solving problems, not ideology. Gary’s main issues are revitalization, safety and affordability. He is determined to bring spending under control, because if taxes continue to rise it will hurt lower-income residents and retirees on fixed incomes.
“When I am Supervisor, I intend to use the skills I have built over 18 years in business, real estate, and risk management to make sound decisions now that will impact people 40 and 50 years from now to make Mason an attractive place where people will want to invest their lives and resources,” Gary said.
Following his talk, Gary was asked, “What happens when you go door to door?” He responded, “Door knocking has been a very positive experience. I was told that when I went on my door knocking tours and people found out I was a Republican, they would slam their doors in my face. But that has not happened because people do want a change.”
The secret is in getting out the vote, Meese said. He reflected on the experience of a mayor elected with 13% of the vote — out of 25% of the voters who showed up. On November 5th, Mason voters wanting change need to get out and vote for Gary.
For more information about Gary and his vision for change, visit thegpac.com.