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Chris Seelbach (politician)

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Nationality  American
Role  American Politician
Name  Chris Seelbach

Domestic partner  Craig Schultz
Political party  Democratic
Party  Democratic Party
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Full Name  Christopher Steven Seelbach
Residence  Over the Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Alma mater  St. Xavier High School Xavier University University of Dayton School of Law
Committees  Budget and Finance (2011-Present) Human Services, Youth & Arts (2013-Present) Education & Entrepreneurship (2013-Present) Strategic Growth (Vice-Chair) (2011-2013) Livable Communities (2011-2013) Public Safety (2011-2013) Rules and Government Operations (2011-2013)
Education  John F. Kennedy School of Government, University of Dayton School of Law, Xavier University

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Chris Seelbach (born November 14, 1979) is an American politician. He made history in 2011 when he became the first openly-gay politician elected to the Cincinnati City Council. There are a total of 9 Cincinnati City Councilmembers and all are at-large, representing the entire City. On May 20, 2013 the White House named Seelbach a national Harvey Milk "Champion of Change" for his commitment to equality and public service.


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College and early career

Seelbach was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He moved to Cincinnati in 1998. After founding the first gay-straight alliance at Xavier University, he graduated from the university with a degree in business administration and attended law school at the University of Dayton. While in law school, he worked on the council staff of Vice-Mayor David Crowley, with whom he became friends, and was employed by Crowley's 2005 re-election campaign. Seelbach also became involved in the campaign to repeal Article 12, a law which forbade the city council from passing any protections for gay men and lesbians, which was repealed in 2004.

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His campaign for the city council was backed financially by the Victory Fund.

Seelbach has previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a small marketing/consulting business, the Seidewitz Group.

On August 2, 2012 Seelbach was announced to be one of the winners of the Cincinnati Business Courier's 2012 Forty under 40 winners. Seelbach was also recognized in the Venue Magazine Fall 2012 edition as one of the "Great Leaders under 40."

On September 8, 2012 Chris Seelbach threw out the opening pitch at Great American Ball Park for a Reds vs. Astros game.

On April 13, 2013 Chris Seelbach won the Cincinnati version of "Dancing with the Stars," benefiting the Cincinnati Arts Association's Overture Scholarship Awards.

Chris Seelbach was named a 2013 Harvey Milk Champion of Change by the White House.

On April 16, 2015, Seelbach was named "Elected Official of the Year" by the National Association of Social Workers.

Election history

Italic type indicates incumbent.


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