Gary is an author, trial lawyer, Mequon-area resident and town of Cedarburg supervisor. He is a columnist for the News Graphic and writes for several Wisconsin area magazines and is a national columnist with The American Thinker and PJ Media. He lives with his wife, Lisa, and has three sons ages 18 to 28. Gary won Ozaukee County in his bid for the Wisconsin Assembly's 60th District in 2011, but came up just 58 votes short.
The November 4 News Graphic op-ed by Tim Schilke describing last May's aborted effort by public employee unions to recall State Senator Glenn Grothman as "an example of democracy" twists the facts and gets Wisconsin political history wrong. The piece purports to lift up conservative columnist Owen Robinson's denouncement of perpetual recall elections in Wisconsin as an example of Republican "political hypocrisy." But it quickly devolves into an angry rant about everything from conservative talk radio to U.S. Supreme Court decisions.