Vote Chris Monzel for State Representative 


Chris Monzel Hamilton County Commissioner



   Age 50


   Home city/town Glendale, Ohio


   Current Government Position:  Hamilton County Commissioner




  • Purdue University, B.S. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering
  • University of Cincinnati, M.S.Aerospace Engineering
  • Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Masters of Public Policy
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (statistical process control specialist)


Chris Monzel & Why He Is Running:

I love Hamilton County and all of our unique communities. I believe it is an exceptional place to live, raise a family and operate a business. By serving in local government, I have the opportunity to help residents improve their quality of life and work towards improving Hamilton County for future generations. I have a life-long commitment of helping others. I’m running to be a voice for those struggling to keep up with the high cost of property and sales taxes in Hamilton County. I’m running to make sure our water and MSD rates are monitored and kept low. I’m running to make county government transparent and accountable while providing our residents with the most cost-effective government possible. And I’m running to keep all of the citizens of Hamilton County safe.

Chris Monzel’s Campaign Message:

As Hamilton County Commissioner I have fought to keep taxes low, our sewer rates frozen for the past 3 years and prioritized public safety. I helped create the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition to battle the opioid crisis. I supported the Hamilton County Commission on Women and Girls as well as Cradle Cincinnati to reduce infant mortality. As a father and a community leader with an extensive background in both the public and private sector, I have a proven record of success finding real-world solutions to the issues facing our community and making Hamilton County a better place to live.


Chris Monzel’s Endorsements:

  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Cincinnati Sentinel Police Association
  • Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors
  • Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati
  • Hamilton County Republican Party
  • Cincinnati City Councilmembers Amy Murray & Jeff Pastor
  • Anderson Township Trustees Josh Gerth & Andrew Pappas
  • Sycamore Township Trustee Tom Weidman
  • City of Reading Mayor Robert (Bo) Bemmes
  • City of Blue Ash Mayor Tom Adamec; City of Blue Ash City Council member Jeff Capell & Lee Czerwonka
  • Colerain Township Trustees Dan Unger & Raj Rajapaula
  • Green Township Trustees Tony Rosiello, Triffon Callos, David Linnenberg
  • Harrison City Councilmember Cindy Abrams
  • Delhi Township Trustees Rose Stertz, Cheryl Sieve, Mike Davis
  • Springfield Township Trustee Joe Honerlaw
  • St. Bernard City Councilmember Don Tobergte
  • Sharonville Mayor Kevin Hardman
  • Evendale Mayor Richard Finan
  • Silverton City Councilmember Mark Quarry
  • North College Hill City Councilmember Matt Wahlert

Chris Monzel & Why He Is the Best Candidate:

 l bring the experience of managing budgets and improving delivery of services in the private sector to county government. I am an engineer and a problem solver. I believe Hamilton County residents want government to look for more efficient ways to deliver necessary services, rather than seeking additional taxes.
My tenure on both Cincinnati City Council and as a Hamilton County Commissioner provide a clear record of placing taxpayers first. In 2015 & 2016 as President of the Board of County Commissioners I balanced the county budget without raising taxes and without decreasing county services. I voted against the 2017 budget which increased spending and over-estimated the sales tax revenue growth warning that we would be forced to lay people off and reduce services. We are now seeing the effects of that budget coupled with state funding cuts which has resulted in a structural unbalanced budget. Finding solutions to this budget will be difficult but I’ll keep public safety a priority.

Chris Monzel’s Civic Involvement:

  • Cincinnati City Council Member:  Neighborhoods Committee, Law and Public Safety Committee, and Arts and Education Committee
  • Spring Grove Village Community Council Vice-President
  • Mt. Adams Civic Association Trustee
  • Trustee; St. Vivian’s PTA President


Chris Monzel’s Community Volunteering Involvement:

  • Angel Guardian Home Foster Care Agency, Brooklyn, NY – Taught independent living skills to foster care teens aging out of the foster care system
  • Bethany House, Oakland, CA- In charge of day to day operations of homeless shelter
  • Children of Chernobyl, Minsk, Belarus – helped those suffering from the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident
  • Habitat for Humanity, Fla – helped to rebuild homes after the devastating effects of Hurricane Andrew; New Orleans – helped to rebuild homes after Hurricane Katrina
  • Re-member, South Dakota – Helped to build wheelchair ramps, bunk beds and protection for housing for the Oglala Lakota Nation on Pine Ridge Reservation
  • Free Store Food Bank volunteer
  • I have also had the opportunity to coach basketball and baseball for the YMCA, Finneytown, North College Hill, Glendale, St. Gabriel Consolidated School and St. Vivian’s School.


Thank you for coming to my website.  I am committed to doing what is right for Hamilton County and its residents.  I would like to ask you for your vote on November 6th.