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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Commissioner Dr. Gary Lester

Appointed by Governor

Proposals Introduced

No proposals introduced.

Proposals Co-Introduced

  • P 0072 FINANCE AND TAXATION, Supermajority vote required to impose, authorize, or raise state taxes or fees
    Last Action: 3/20/2018 Withdrawn from further consideration

Biographical Information

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.