A ten-time EMMY Award winner, Gary has produced and directed the marketing for more than 250 local, state and federal candidates as well as public sector amendments and referendums. Gary produces media for corporate clients, non-profits as well as government agencies.
Gary was elected to the Leon County Commission in 1986. During his dozen years in public office, he served twice as Commission Chairman and six years as Chairman of the Tourist Development Council. Gary was the only county commissioner in Florida ever to be nominated for the John F. Kennedy Profiles In Courage Award for his efforts to protect Florida’s water resources. The Florida Jaycees twice named him Florida Local Elected Official of the Year.
In 1998 Gary returned to his roots and began hosting the popular CBS Television political program, The Usual Suspects. Today, the show remains a political staple in the state of Florida. Gary founded the media and political consulting firm, The Zachary Group. He is a columnist for Gannett Newspapers and has served as a Florida correspondent for CNN Newsmakers.