“Public service is my priority. When you have a problem, question, or concern, or anytime that I can be of service, come meet me at my regular community hours, call me at 614-219-9224, or e-mail me at [email protected], and I will do everything I can to help.”
Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano took office on March 11, 2019, as the first Democrat in 80 years to lead the office. As Auditor, Michael is working to provide first class constituent service, provide consumer protection, ensure transparency in government information, and has been a consistent advocate for affordable housing. Michael also led the county as the first county-wide elected official to offer paid family leave.
Michael was born in Columbus and grew up in the University community. He studied in Richmond, Virginia, and later Washington, DC for college and earned his master’s degree but soon returned to Columbus to graduate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and become an attorney.
In 2008, as Director of the Franklin County Board of Elections, Michael led a bipartisan staff of Democrats and Republicans who conducted a historic, controversy-free Presidential election in one of the largest election jurisdictions in the country. From 2011 to 2016, Michael proudly represented the residents and businesses of Columbus in the Ohio General Assembly.
From 2016 through 2019 Stinziano served as a member of Columbus City Council, where he was elected President Pro Tem in 2018. Michael has served on numerous boards, including the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the National League of Cities Information Technology and Communications Committee. Michael also, serves on the board of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, where he supports work to analyze health outcomes, and including how housing is a social determinant of health.
He is an Adjunct Law Professor at Capital University Law School where he teaches a course on Legislation.
Michael and his wife Caroline, a certified public accountant, are the proud and busy parents of 6-year-old Cooper and 5-year-old Riley. They live in the University Community with their two rescue pugs, Wrigley and Fenway, and belong to St. Agatha Parish in Upper Arlington.