KOSCIUSKO — Kosciusko County Councilwoman Kimberly Cates has announced her campaign to run for Indiana House of Representatives District 22. Cates grew up in Warsaw and resides in Syracuse. Cates has experience in small business ownership and economic development, which motivates her to work for a strong local government with local controls. Cates is passionate about improving infrastructure, providing job training/education, and creating affordable housing as she continues to make our community a great place to live and work.
“I will make it a priority to emphasize frugal local government control, because I believe no one knows the needs of this district better than the people who live here,” says Cates. “Our community is built on family values, and we will be most successful when we build on those values to initiate change to benefit the people in our area.”
Another focus of Cates’ campaign is saving lives, both by fighting the opioid crisis and opposing abortion. As a committee member on the Community Opioid Call to Action team, Cates fully supports Governor Holcomb in his work to end the opioid crisis. Cates also supports Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill in his Jail Drug Rehabilitation program. Cates is an active member of the pro-life movement, supporting Right to Life, Susan B. Anthony List and the Heartline Pregnancy Center in Warsaw.
Cates is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and advocates for our constitution. She has been a Republican Convention delegate four times, a precinct chair for more than 10 years, served as President of Turkey Creek Township Fire Territory and Township Board for six years and continues to attend various local and legislative meetings that affect first responders and homeland security.
Cates is an effective, experienced negotiator on behalf of local government units. “I am committed to creating strong communities in our district, bringing people and ideas together, and continually improving our area to make it the best place to live and work. I will dedicate myself full-time to the goals of our district,” Cates says. “It is an honor to work for the people of this area, and I hope to serve them even more fully in the years to come.”