Guear served in the Assembly on the Intergovernmental Relations Commission (as Chair), the Homeland Security & State Preparedness Committee (as Vice Chair) and the Labor Committee.
Guear served in the Trenton Police Department from 1975-2000, attaining the rank of detective.
In his 2003 re-election campaign against Bill Baroni, Guear charged that Baroni had lied in his campaign biography by saying he was a lifelong resident of Hamilton Township. Baroni had been born in Jacksonville, Florida to an unwed Irish woman who came to the United States to have her baby. Catholic Charities arranged for him to be adopted by William Sr. and Geraldine Baroni a few days later. When Baroni responded that he had lived in Hamilton since he was a few days old and told the story of his adoption, Guear's move backfired and Baroni won the election.
Gary was a charter member and our first Orator whose involvement was vital to the establishment and success of our group. He was a New Jersey State Assemblyman who took the time and trouble to be a part of this organization when others waited to see if it was a success or not. Gary was an involved member who also contributed much money in sponsorship of our events. OSIA Mercer County therefore, as sponsored by the President and approved by the Executive Board, hereby inducts Gary L. Guear as the first member of the OSIA Mercer County Hall Of Fame. Mercer County Lodge Hall Of Fame Gary L. Guear Sr.