Gary Jones was appointed by Governor Rick Scott on November 7, 2012 to represent as an at-large basin member. Mr. Jones is a self-employed farmer with Jones Farms. He spent 35 years as a state law enforcement officer with the Florida Marine Patrol. Presently, Jones serves as a high school varsity girls softball athletic coach for the Dixie County School Board.
Jones holds an associate degree in health and physical education from Lake City Community College and attended the University of Florida.