Gary has been serving District 3 since 2000. He graduated from Auburn University and UAB Medical School. He completed a residency in OB-GYN and practiced in Jasper. Gary is married to Julie Cowen and they have four children. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church and serves on the Boards of Daybreak Spouse Abuse Shelter, Jasper Family Resource Center, Administrative Board of First United Methodist Church, and the grant review committee of Walker Area Community Foundation.