Husband, Father, Grandfather, Educator, Cattleman, & Legislator

Raised on a small family cattle operation near Clarksville, Texas, in Red River County, Gary learned the importance of a strong work ethic, a love for the land, and faith in God from an early age. He began his career as a high school vocational agriculture teacher.

Inspired by a deep-seated belief in serving others and investing in our rising generation, Gary eventually completed a Doctorate of Educational Administration and became a leading voice for providing the best possible education for Northeast Texas schoolchildren.

Rural Texas values continue to drive Gary in his daily service to our families and communities today as State Representative. He is dedicated to protecting our traditional values, job growth and economic prosperity, and improving our schools to give every Texas son and daughter the opportunity to succeed.

A fiscal conservative, Gary knows how to do more with less and stretch a dollar to get a job done more efficiently. As a superintendent, he balanced and oversaw a multimillion-dollar budget and daily operations for his school district. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, Gary relies on this same conservative approach to fight for a balanced budget and low taxes for Texans. Gary further believes in the sanctity of life, promoting small businesses, bolstering rural economies, aligning education pathways with workforce needs, lowering taxes, securing our borders, and protecting the most vulnerable of our state.

Gary is a member of the NRA and a strong proponent of gun rights. He currently serves on the Texas FFA Foundation Board, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Texas FFA and the Red River County Farm Bureau. He is also a former board member of the Bogata Rodeo Association and Red River County Fair Association. Gary was also president of the New Boston Lions Club and director and past president of the New Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Gary and his wife, Pam, have been married for 38 years. They have two grown daughters who carry on the family tradition of public service as a schoolteacher and criminal prosecutor. They are also blessed with two wonderful granddaughters and a new grandson who arrived in January 2022! They are members of the First Baptist Church of New Boston, where Gary serves as a deacon and teaches adult Sunday School.


(903) 733-6507
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 866
New Boston, TX 75570

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