By Geary Higgins.
On Sept. 11, I attended three ceremonies throughout Loudoun County honoring and remembering those 2977 souls that we lost on that day of infamy. Our Congresswoman, Barbara Comstock was also there at ceremonies in Lovettsville, Purcellville and Leesburg. It reminded me that Barbara has been working on issues regarding the terrorist threats we face since that very day when a best friend of hers was on the plane that hit the Pentagon.
Barbara understands how important our national security and defense are and has been a leader advocating and voting for increasing our national security and defense assets. In her leadership as a Chairwoman of the Research and Technology Committee she has focused on the need for additional cybersecurity resources too. She understands that Northern Virginia – and Loudoun in particular – is uniquely situated to provide the new cybersecurity assets and workers that will be needed in the battles ahead. She has brought in local experts on cybersecurity and her leadership will allow our leaders in this important industry to respond to increasing terrorist threats here and abroad.
There is bipartisan agreement in that we cannot sustain more defense cuts, and Barbara is working hard to make sure that we increase funding or national defense. It’s important for our national security, and for our local economy too.
Geary Higgins lives in Waterford and is a Republican representing the Catoctin District on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.