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Joe Deters to speak at University

College Republicans group brings Ohio Treasurer to talk about state’s budget crisis

02/07/03

Ohio Treasurer of State Joe Deters is speaking at the University on Monday Feb. 10, on the major issues currently facing state government in Ohio, especially the budget crisis. He is also discussing the role of the treasurer's office in state politics. His speech is followed by a question-and-answer session. The event is at 8:30 p.m. in the Cintas Center and is sponsored by the College Republicans student group. "Public service is important work," says Deters. "I hope that by talking to students at Xavier that I can both convey this and encourage them to consider public service as they begin thinking about what they want to do in the future." "We hope students take away a better understanding of the difficult issues facing state government, as well as a great appreciation for the dedication needed to pursue a career in public service and elective office," says Matt Byrne, College Republican chairman. Deters was re-elected in November to a second four-year term as Treasurer of State. During his tenure, his office has won several national awards for excellence and innovation. Under Deters, the Ohio Treasury set the all-time interest earnings record for the general revenue fund in 2001 of more than $400 million. Deters is a past Hamilton County prosecutor and clerk of courts, as well as a former chairman of the Hamilton County Republican Party. As prosecutor, Deters successfully prosecuted a number of high-profile cases, including the Lucasville prison riot inmates. The event is free and open to all University students, faculty and staff. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Byrne at 924-8139 or mattbyrneXU@hotmail.com.