Technology Subcommittee Chair
Gary is a dad of 4 great adult kids, two kids-in-law, grand-dad to one little person, and husband of a fantastic wife. He is a progressive LDS Democrat who believes in a strong social safety net because he believes Jesus really meant it when he said “Love your neighbor.” He believes in the importance of the separation of Church and State because no one vision of morality should be legislated just because it’s preferred by the majority.
Gary first became a precinct officer in 2012 and has been the Legislative District Chair for H.D. 43 since 2015. He believes that neighborhood activism is key to sharing our values and electing our candidates.
Gary currently works as a Software Architect, and has been a professional software developer since 1998. This informs his perspective on Net Neutrality, Intellectual Property Rights and other technology issues. He believes inexpensive internet access is a right no different than inexpensive water access.
He has lived in Utah (Sandy, Salt Lake City, Magna and West Jordan) most of his life and enjoys hiking, camping, climbing, running, and is a vehicular cyclist. He supports widespread public transportation, and complete streets with space for cyclists and pedestrians. Gary believes Utah’s public lands are our greatest gift to the country and the future citizens, and deserve even more protection than they have now.
He believes that women’s rights are human rights; that protecting minority rights is the only way to protect the majority’s rights; that love is love; that we should live and let live.
Gary Ray believes that the future for Democrats in Utah can only get better, and he hopes to help create it.