Thomas T. “Tom” Gordy

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Gordy graduated in 1995 from the University of Louisiana Monroe with a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting, followed by a master’s in political management from Regent University, in 2002. Gordy commissioned as a U.S. Naval Reserve Public Affairs Officer, in 2002, and served on active duty in Iraq as the Legislative Affairs Officer and Deputy Public Affairs Officer to Army General Ray Odierno, from 2009 to 2010. Gordy is currently a Commander in the Public Affairs Office of the Navy and has received awards including the Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Joint Meritorious Unit Award [1, 2, 5, 7].

Gordy’s work in politics includes a six-year career with the United States House of Representatives, were he served as a communications director and chief of staff to two successive representatives from Virginia’s Second Congressional District. Gordy currently serves as President of the Armed Forces Marketing Council and previously worked as senior strategic communications consultant for The Wexford Group. Gordy also served on the board of the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation, and currently serves as Brenstville Planning Commissioner [1, 7, 8].
Gordy is the owner of River Woods Retreat in Bentonville, VA, and previously served as an associate pastor at Glacier Valley Baptist Church in Juneau, Alaska. Gordy is also a member of the Nokesville Business Association and is a coach in the Brentsville District Youth Baseball League [5, 8].

Key Issues

Education

Gordy wants to preserve the relationship of parents in children’s education and believes that parental involvement is the greatest asset for academic success of children. Gordy is a founder of a WatchDOGS program in Brentsville District and wants to work as supervisor to apply a team-based approach to prioritizing budget resources for Brentsville District schools [1].

Infrastructure

Gordy advocates for smart growth development, aiming to create sufficient infrastructure in Brentsville District as to prevent the possibility of overdevelopment. Gordy wants to focus on the creation of new schools, roads, and affordable housing for workers, as well as selecting ideal locations for data centers as part of a balanced approach for the economic development of Prince William County [1, 7].

Public Safety

Gordy wants to support Prince William County’s first responders by prioritizing resources to hire, train, and retain police, fire, and EMT personnel in PWC. Gordy also wants to work with PWC Police and Sheriff’s Office to identify new strategies to combat violence crime, and also wants to advocate for a community-based approach in order to fight the fentanyl crisis in Northern Virginia [1].

Endorsements

Jeanine Lawson

Sources

1 Tom Gordy – Brentsville District Supervisor
2 Ballotpedia
3 Inside NOVA 
4 VPAP
5 LinkedIn
6 The Coalition to Protect Prince William County
7 House of Representatives
8 Bristow Beat