Gary served on the California Delegations to the 1976 and 1980 Republican National Conventions. He has been a member of a number of Republican organizations, including several California Republican Assembly Chapters. Gary also served as elected General Counsel to Region 16 of the Young Republican National Foundation, and General Counsel to the California Young Republicans.
Gary served for one year on the San Diego County, California PUBLIC WELFARE ADVISORY BOARD(PWAB). PWAB is an advisory board to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors concerning the San Diego County Department of Social Services. Gary served for two years on the SAN DIEGO HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION (HRC). HRC is an advisory board to the San Diego City Council, charged with the task of enforcing the San Diego City non-discrimination ordinances, including its gay rights ordinance.
Gary was a member from 1969 until 1984 of YOUNG AMERICANS FOR FREEDOM (YAF). He served as San Diego County Chairman, California State Vice-Chairman, California State Chairman, and a Member of the National Board of Directors of YAF. Gary served in the BIG BROTHER Program for four years.