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Mr. Gertz earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas More College in 1967 with a double major in history/political science and accounting. In 1972 he completed his legal studies at Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. In 2006 he obtained his Master's Degree in Theology at the Athenaeum of Ohio.

After obtaining his Ohio license to practice law in 1972, Mr. Gertz opened his law practice at the Pike Street location in Reading. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Gertz remains active in public service to the City of Reading. He has served the City of Reading as Mayor for 12 years, and has served in the positions of Council-at-Large, City Treasurer and City Service Director. He is currently the Councilman for the City of Reading, Ward Two. In addition to his private practice, Mr. Gertz also currently serves as Magistrate for the Village of Lockland Mayor's Court.

He is a member of many religious, civic and charitable organizations, including the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cincinnati Bar Association, the St. Thomas More Law Society of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, the Reading Republican Club, the Reading Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion Post #69, the Reading Eagles Aerie #1095, the Tuition Assistance Program for Catholic Education, the Board of Directors of Sts. Peter & Paul Academy, and a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish.

Mr. Gertz and his wife, Mary Jane, are the proud parents of five children and proud grandparents of fourteen grandchildren.

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