Commissioner Dr. Gary Lester
Appointed by Governor
No proposals introduced.
FINANCE AND TAXATION, Supermajority vote required to impose, authorize, or raise state taxes or fees
Last Action: 3/20/2018 Withdrawn from further consideration
|Occupation:||Developer; Vice President of The Villages for Community Relations; President of The Villages Charter School|
|City:||Oxford (Sumter County)|
Commissioner Gary Lester is the Vice President of The Villages for Community Relations and serves as President of The Villages Charter Schools. He has spent 34 years as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church. In his service to the Church, Commissioner Lester pastored congregations in Texas, Arkansas and Ohio before moving to Florida in 1991.
Commissioner Lester has served on numerous boards and advisory groups including the United States Military Academy Nominations Board and the Judicial Nominating Commission – Middle District of Florida.
Commissioner Lester received a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana Tech University and attended seminary at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Texas.