Gary has served as Commissioner since January 2021. He previously served as a Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 2012 to 2020.
He graduated from Circleville High School in 1972 and from THE Ohio State University in 1976. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Now retired, he was previously the co-founder of Harr & Scherer, CPAs. He also previously owned a franchise operating 75 Jackson Hewitt Tax Service offices throughout Ohio. Additionally, he served as President of Circleville Oil Company.
Gary and his high school sweetheart Debbie have been married since 1976. They live in Jackson Township. They are parents of three children and ten grandchildren, all of whom live in or near Pickaway County.