Party affiliation: Republican
Gary Cates, American state legislator. Named to Outstanding Young Men America, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1983, 1985. Member of Ohio Township Association, Butler County Township Association, Mid Miami Valley College of C., Southeastern Butler Company, Ohio-Ky-Ind Regional Council Governments, Optimist Club, Lakota/West Chester Kiwanis Club.
- Vice president Union Township Trustee, 1991, 1994—1995, president, 1992—1993. Member District 58 Ohio House of Representatives, 1996—2002, member District 55, 2003—2005, speaker pro. tem. Member District 4 Ohio State Senate, since 2005.
Denomination: Roman Catholic