Gary is just an ordinary guy who loves God, family, people and country and engages himself in the betterment of society in each of these areas. He has been married to his wife Nanette since 1989 and is the father of four boys and grandfather of four. He is the pastor of Fremont Baptist Temple and has served as both a law enforcement and hospice chaplain. Gary represents Ohio’s 26th District on the Ohio Republican Party and works to advocate for conservative causes. He is passionate about lifting others up and helping them succeed in life.
Gary has been engaged in connecting faith leaders to their government over the last few years. He served on Josh Mandel’s faith coalition before chairing the same for the DeWine Husted Campaign. Last August, Gary had the opportunity to give the opening prayer at a Trump Rally in Lewis Center Ohio. After the election Gary assembled and chaired the Governor’s Evangelical Advisory Council during the first year of the administration and was honored to stand behind our governor as he signed the Heartbeat Bill into law.
After much encouragement from community leaders and friends, Gary announced on August 15, 2019 that he would run to represent Ohio’s 88th House District. Gary plans to run a commons sense conservative campaign built on the theme of Hope. He looks forward to hearing from you and learning the issues that you value most.