LAKE JACKSON, Texas – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul was endorsed today by the Hon. Jordan Mason, City Councilman, Ward 4 of Rapid City, South Dakota.
In making public his endorsement, Councilman Mason said he was doing so as a private citizen and not on behalf of any organization with which he is affiliated.
"I stand for strong fiscal policy. I stand for solving our problems at home before we try to solve other countries' problems abroad. I stand for liberty and I stand for the American dream. And so I stand behind Ron Paul," said Councilman Mason.
Councilman Mason is the youngest member of the Rapid City Council, which does not hold partisan elections.
Prior to his service as a city council member, Mason served four years in the U.S. Navy as a CTT3 (Cryptological Technical Technician) in the Global War on Terrorism while on a SNMG-1 Tour in 2004-2005, and in the War on Drugs during 2006-2007. During his service he received two Letters of Commendation, a Good Conduct Medal, a Defense Ribbon, and a Battle "E" Ribbon, to name only a few such honors.
Mason was honorably discharged from the Navy as a Petty Officer 3rd Class and then pursued his college education from 2007-2011. During that time, he ran for city council in 2010 against the sitting President of the Common Council and won on June 28, 2010. Last year Mason graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences (Pre-law).