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.
For those of us blessed with fathers who are still with us, we have one less year to spend with the man who taught us how to throw a ball, ride a bike, fillet a fish, and change the oil in our car. For those whose fathers are gone, it is one more opportunity to cherish relationships with their sons and daughters. The younger you are, the less likely you are to appreciate the man who has shaped you into the young man or woman you are today – less likely to understand the sacrifices he has made on your behalf. As you grow older, you begin to realize that this man literally put many aspects of his life on hold in order to put food on your plate, put clothes on your back, and put a warm understanding of God, family, and country in your heart. Your father sacrificed many of his dreams so that you could fulfill yours. He became less so you could become more.