Senator Bill Coley is serving his first full term in the Ohio Senate, representing the majority of Butler County as the Senator for the 4th Ohio Senate District. Prior to his appointment to the Senate, Senator Coley was elected to four terms in the Ohio House of Representatives where his background in finance matters led him to be named Chairman of the House Financial Institutions, Housing and Urban Development Committee.
Currently in the Senate, he is the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Government Oversight and Reform as well as the Vice-Chair of the Senate Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Constitutional Modernization Commission.
In addition to his legislative duties, Senator Coley works as a commercial litigation attorney with the firm Strauss and Troy and is licensed to practice in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. An active member of his community, Coley is involved in the Butler County Republican Party, St. John’s Catholic Church, Sons of the American Legion and the Boy Scouts of America.
Coley’s legislative efforts have garnered him a number of awards. He has been named a Watchdog of the Treasury by the United Conservatives of Ohio and received the Robert R. Cupp Legislative Award from the eTech Ohio Commission.
Coley received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Dayton and his law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. A licensed pilot, he and his wife Carolyn live in Liberty Township.