Sam Malone

With a lengthy history of community service throughoutCincinnati, Councilman Sam Malone has accomplished much as a community activist. Sam was Bond Hill Community Council President and established the Community Council Presidential Partnership during his term. This committee was a collective of community council presidents who met regularly to discuss and problem solve issues faced within their respective communities. During his term, he also organized a coalition of community council presidents to write the state legislature in opposition to the cutbacks in library funding that threatened numerous libraries in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Sam was very active on this issue, and through his leadership and the efforts of residents in Bond Hill, Deerpark, Elmwood Place, Greenhills, and Mt. Healthy library closure was averted in these communities.

As Co-Chair of the New Woodward Design and Implementation Committee, Sam played an instrumental 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 at Walnut Hills, Western Hills, Aiken, and Taft High Schools. He was also a board member of Media Bridges, Gamble/Nippert YMCA, Invest in Neighborhoods Corp., and Vice President of the Bond Hill Urban Redevelopment Corporation. He continues to serve on the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Mental Health Board, a service he enjoys because it allows him to be actively involved in the delivery of mental health services in our city. When it comes to communities and community service, Sam says, "Community Councils bring energy, direction, support, and education to the community and its residents. Ultimately, communities need community councils. More importantly, community councils need active support from community members in order for communities to thrive and the needs of residents to be met."

One of Sam’s most cherished roles is President of the Lincoln Douglass club, an organization designed to increase the presence, participation, and influence of African Americans in the Republican Party. The organization continues to meet regularly, and under his guidance and vision, membership continues to increase tremendously.

Politically, Mr. Malone is new to Cincinnati City Council and ran for a seat on council in 1999 and 2001. In 2001, he narrowly lost by only 3000 votes, but succeeded in 2003 with a brilliant and aggressive campaign. He brings an abundance of experience, energy, and enthusiasm to our city, and his assets range from banking and workforce development to mentoring. While in office, he vows to listen, serve, and lead for the citizens of Cincinnati. He is currently Vice Chair of the Health, Tourism, Small Business, and Employment Committee and also serves as a member of the Finance Committee.

Sam is a native Cincinnatian and currently lives in Bond Hill with his son. He graduated from Western Hills High School and is a proud veteran of the United States Navy. He is in the process of completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Xavier University. As an accomplished boxer, wrestler, and powerlifter, he is Former Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, All Navy Boxing Champion, the Ohio two time State Power Lifting Champion, and Amateur Wrestling Champion.

Biography provided by Cincinnati city council website