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.
President Obama’s speech to the nation’s schoolchildren on Tuesday created a firestorm. The speech was not seen by students in the Elmbrook School District, after parents threatened to pull their children out of school if it was shown. Wauwatosa students didn’t see the speech live, but Superintendent Phil Ertl allowed the district to tape the broadcast so teachers could determine if it’s something they want to show in class. Students of parents who didn’t want their children watching the speech were given alternate assignments. Many school districts in Texas, Illinois, Virginia, Wisconsin, Missouri and Minnesota also refused to show the president's address and many parents did not want their children politically indoctrinated.