Bill Coley Appointed To 4th Ohio Senate District Seat
May 24, 2011
State Senator Bill Coley (left) is administered the oath of office for the Ohio Senate by Ohio Senate President Thomas Niehaus (right). Holding the Bible is Senator Coley's wife, Carolyn.
The Ohio Senate today appointed Bill Coley (R- Liberty Township) to serve as state senator for the 4th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses all of Butler County. Coley replaces former Senator Gary Cates, who resigned from the Senate to become senior vice chancellor at the Ohio Board of Regents. "I am honored to be able to continue to serve the people of Butler County in the Ohio Senate, and look forward to working with my colleagues in both chambers as we tackle the many issues facing our state," Coley said. Coley was serving his fourth term in the Ohio House of Representatives prior to being chosen to represent the 4th Senate District. In addition to his legislative duties, Coley works as a commercial litigation attorney. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton and his law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He and his wife Carolyn live in Liberty Township. Coley will serve as a member of the Senate Education Committee, the Health, Human Services and Aging Committee and the Highways and Transportation Committee.