Stanley Gates II
He/ Him/His
Legislative Analyst, Columbus City Council

Stanley Gates II serves as a Legislative Analyst for Columbus City Council. Born and raised in Columbus, Stanley conducts outreach and works for all seven members of Columbus City Council in the Division of Community Engagement. Beyond conducting outreach for Council, Stanley facilitates Councilmember priorities such as international student exchanges, cultural dinners and cultivating neighborhood pride, as well as planning large events such as City Council's annual Black History Month Celebration.

Stanley is proud alumnus of both Howard University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and The Ohio State University where he earned a Master of Arts in Educational Policy. Academically, his passion includes higher education access, educational policy and foster youth. Immediately after graduating from The Ohio State University, Stanley published a case study that follows a teenager in foster care and the challenges she faces as she attempts to achieve her dream of going to college.

He is most proud to have had the opportunity to interview the last living member of the "Big Six" of the Civil Rights Movement, John Lewis, while at Howard University.

Finally, in his free time, you can find Stanley traveling the world and planning his next international adventure. He lives by the Malcolm X quote "Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."