Cincinnati Enquirer’s Sue Kiesewetter reports:
A former West Chester Township legislator will be the guest speaker at the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance luncheon Feb. 14.
Ohio Board of Regents senior vice chancellor Gary Cates will give the keynote address at the chamber’s 11:30 a.m. luncheon at the Wetherington Golf and Country Club, 7737 Country Club Lane in West Chester Township.
The cost for chamber members is $27. Guests pay $50.
Before he was appointed to the board of regents, Cates was elected to two terms in the Ohio Senate, where he was chairman of the Education Committee. He was also a member of the Finance Committee, the State and Local Government Committee, Veterans Affairs Committee, the Highways and Transportation Committee, the Health and Human Services and Aging Committee.
Prior to that he served four terms in the Ohio House of Representatives, where he served as speaker pro tempore two terms. Cates started his political career as a Union Township – now West Chester Township – trustee, serving as both president and vice president in the 1990s.
A steel applications engineer, Cates holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a master’s from the University of Dayton.