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Butler County, OH November 2, 2004 Election
State Senate; District 4 Voter Information

4 Year Term. Salary: $54,942.01

Candidates (Vote for 1)

Gary Cates Click here for more information about this candidate 98,569 votes 65.61%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: OHD 55, Speaker Pro Tempore
  • (Prev.) Occupation: Consultant, Engineer
  • Residence: West Chester
  • Education: BS VA Polytech. Inst., 1978; MBA Univ. of Dayton, 1981
  • Marital Status: Married (Jill)
  • Birthdate: 12/27/1955; Birthplace: Petersburg, VA
  • Religion: Catholic
Melvin A. Smith Click here for more information about this candidate 51,669 votes 34.39%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: President, Butler-Warren-Clinton AFL-CIO
  • Education: Communications, Cincinnati Bell Associates of Science, Computer Science; 2 years seminary
  • My record of union service is exemplary.
  • Prior to serving as Executive Vice-President of Communication Workers of America local 4400, I served as union steward.
  • Chairperson for Community Services for many years, and headed the Politca1 Action Committee Within our Local.
  • Currently, I am the President of Butler-Warren-Clinton County AFL- CIO.
  • Fair methods for school funding that provides a way to halt rising property taxes for levies and keeps our local dollars here in our local school dist
  • Lower health care costs and prescription costs.
  • Eliminate the ineffective E-check.

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