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Hamilton County, OH November 8, 2005 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Sam Malone

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Cincinnati

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As a former Community Council President, community organizer, and current member of Cincinnati City Council, Councilman Sam Malone has accomplished many things for the residents of Cincinnati. Before gaining a seat on Council, he tackled tough issues ranging from youth violence to gang violence. When the City was threatened with library closure, he founded the Library That Could Committee and organized a coalition of the Community Council Presidents to write the state legislature in opposition to the cutbacks in the library funding that threatened libraries in Bond Hill, Deer Park, Elmwood Place, Greenhills, and Mt. Healthy. He remained very active on this issue, and through his leadership and the efforts of residents throughout the city, library closure was averted.

As Co-Chair of the New Woodward High School Design and Implementation Committee, Councilman Malone played a leadership role in steering the design of this state-of-the-art facility and the selection of its new principal. He has always maintained an active presence in education and in the lives of young people by mentoring students in high schools such as Walnut Hills, Western Hills, Aiken and Taft. He was a board member of Media Bridges, Gamble/Nippert YMCA, Invest in Neighborhoods Corp., and served as Bond Hill Community Council President and Vice President of the Bond Hill Urban Redevelopment Corporation. He also served on the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Mental health Board, a service Mr. Malone truly enjoyed because it allowed him to be actively involved in the delivery of mental health services throughout Cincinnati.

Councilman Malone has an abundance of experience, energy, and enthusiasm, and his assets range from banking and workforce development to mentoring and consulting. He is currently Vice Chair of the Health, Tourism, Small Business, and Employment Committee and views this as an opportunity to address various community and economic development issues. He has sponsored legislation to tackle employment, safety, and housing issues throughout Cincinnati. For instance, in 2004, he successfully Co-Organized the 2nd Chance Summit t for ex-offenders and social service providers. The event was designed to address rising recidivism rates through dialogue, information sharing, and relationship building, and it covered issues such as employment, housing, and education. The Homeownership Creation Act of 2005 that he and Councilmember Monzel authored is designed to increase homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers. Through his creativity and experience in workforce development, he and Councilmember Monzel sponsored a job-o-thon that successfully identified 1000 summer jobs for youth between the ages of sixteen to nineteen years old.

As a member of the Finance Committee and the Audit Committee, he is in the unique position to champion policies that promote a more sound, responsible, and efficient government. The Buy Cincinnati Initiative Sam created in 2004 was designed to increase the participation of local firms in the City's retirement system. This initiative has the much-needed potential of boosting the local economy.

Since he's been in office, Councilman Malone has appeared on CSPAN's Washington Journal and William Bennett's Morning in America. He is a proud veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of Western Hills High School. As an accomplished boxer, wrestler, and powerlifter, he has won titles as Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, All Navy Boxing Champion, and Amateur Wrestling Champion. Councilman Malone resides in Walnut Hills after living in Bond Hill for many years. While in office, Sam vows to put discipline back into government.

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