Life-long resident of Fairfield, Steve graduated from Fairfield High School in 1983, followed by graduating from Capital University in 1987 with his Bachelor Degree in History/Education. After graduating from Capital, Steve was hired by The Cincinnati Insurance Company as a field claims representative. He has been with The Cincinnati Insurance Company for over 26 years, holding the position of Field Claims Superintendent. Steve is married to Michelle and enjoys a close relationship with his family.
Steve was first elected to City Council in 1997 as the Fourth Ward Councilmember. He served in that capacity for 10 years before reaching term limits in 2007. While serving on City Council, Steve chaired the Public Utilities Committee (2 years) and the Public Works Committee (8 years). Steve was also appointed the Vice Mayor in 2004 and when the late Dr Erick Cook resigned his position as Mayor in 2005 to be with this family, Steve assumed the role of Acting Mayor finishing out Dr Cook’s term. Steve was also actively involved in the Hamilton/Fairfield Task Force while serving on Council.