A Husband and Father
Garry lives in south Logan County with his wife, Jennifer. They have two children — Maxwell, 7, who attends Cross Timbers Elementary in the Edmond Public Schools, and Maddox, 4.
Jennifer is a UCO graduate who works as the area manager for commercial lending at JPMorgan Chase in Edmond.
A Guthrie Native
Garry’s children are the fifth generation of his family to live in Logan County. His roots in Guthrie go back almost to statehood. Garry was born at the old Guthrie hospital, and he graduated from Guthrie High School in 1995.
Garry’s father, Cecil, was a Guthrie postman. After retirement, Cecil started a roofing business that Garry helped with throughout school.
Garry’s mother, Lanette, has spent decades helping senior citizens in the Guthrie healthcare community. She’s worked at various home health, hospice and nursing home facilities.
A Finance Guy for a Finance Job
Recent struggles with the state budget at the Capitol highlight the need to elect high-quality legislators who understand budgets and finance.
Garry has a business degree from Southern Nazarene University (SNU). His first jobs out of college included working for Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Investments and JPMorgan Chase.
Today, he has nearly twenty years of experience in the financial services industry and runs his own business, Mize and Associates, a retirement income and financial planning firm in Edmond.
Garry is an accomplished athlete who believes in healthy, well-rounded lifestyles for individuals and communities.
At Guthrie High School, Garry played baseball and was a member of the state champion Blue Jay cross-country team. He earned academic and athletic scholarships to SNU, where he was part of their first-ever national cross-country meet qualifying team.
Garry has since completed numerous marathons and Iron Man competitions. He’s also coached his son’s competitive summer league baseball team for four years.
A Man of Faith
Garry’s Christian faith will guide his decisions at the Capitol.
Garry and his family attend NorthChurch, where they’ve served as small group leaders, on the Welcoming Committee, and on the Church Plant team for NorthChurch’s new Guthrie campus.