Gary has an accomplished career in the public policy field, having served in numerous leadership positions during the past several decades. He participated in the Reagan administration as Under Secretary of Education, and then White House Head of the Office of Policy Development.
After leaving the Reagan White House, Gary became president of the Family Research Council and senior vice president of Focus on the Family. He later shared his pro-faith, pro-family, and pro-life policies across the country during the 2000 Republican presidential primaries and debates.
In 2018, President Donald Trump appointed Gary Bauer to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).