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Gary Newton, J.D., General Counsel

Gary Newton has served as general counsel for Texas Disposal Systems, Inc. since 1996. In this position, he represents TDS and its related entities on general legal issues with a special emphasis on legislative and regulatory affairs.

Prior to TDS, Gary was in private practice with Texas-based law firm Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C. He has extensive experience in advising clients in areas of environmental, legislative and regulatory law. He also worked on legislative affairs regarding solid waste and environmental issues for the Texas House of Representatives' Environmental Affairs Committee from 1985 to 1992.

Gary received a B.B.A. in accounting with honors from Southwest Texas State University and a law degree from the University of Houston. He is a member of both the State of Texas and American Bar Associations. Gary is also an associate member of the Texas Legislative Sportsman's Caucus, which promotes outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. He actively participates in the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) programs.