State Representative, District 27
Southwest Ohio, State Legislature
Christine Fisher is a rising star in Ohio politics, are we are proud to endorse her in her run for the Ohio House, District 27. We know she will make a difference and work to create a state in which all Ohioans prosper.
“With the State House currently comprised of only 22% women, it is critical we elect more women this year. I am excited to be supported by the Matriots who are actively working to remedy the gender imbalance that currently exists in politics.“
– Christine Fisher
House District 27 includes Cincinnati, Loveland and the Village of Indian Hill. Click here to find the elected officials in your district.
Meet the Candidate
Can you tell our members a little bit about your journey to filing as a candidate?
In college, I was elected student body president, which was an amazing introduction to politics. I represented thousands of students at all levels of government. After college, I had job opportunities in politics and in business. Always knowing that I wanted to pursue politics, I decided that building experiences and skills in business would enable me to be a better public servant in the future. I took a job in finance at Procter & Gamble and after 13 years of providing financial leadership at P&G, I started slowly becoming more involved in politics again. Looking at the fiscal irresponsibility that has taken over Columbus, listening to the people who supposedly represent me propose putting guns in my sons’ preschool, seeing the impact that these decisions have on the families in my district inspired me to dive back into politics and pushed me to run for office. I want to take my fresh perspective to the Statehouse.
Tell our members about a friend or family member who inspired you to become a leader.
I have two young sons, four and six, and they have been a huge inspiration to me. I drop my boys off at school every morning and trust that they will be safe and have a prosperous future. The best way I know to be sure of those things is to be involved. Hearing my boys tell people “vote Mommy Fisher!” is a constant source of encouragement for me.
Some of you are military veterans, some small business owners, some professionals, some mothers and grandmothers, some homemakers. How did one of these experiences shape who you are as a person and leader?
The experience I gained at Procter & Gamble prepared me to think creatively to find real solutions for real problems, and tested my ability to apply them. I had to work across multiple stakeholders, each having their own goals, to bridge solutions. I had to balance short- and long-term goals. I know these experiences and skills have prepared me to work in the Statehouse. One of the biggest issues local communities are facing right now is the shift of financial burden. The state is trying to balance its budget by cutting spending to local government funds, shifting the revenue responsibility down to our communities, which means local taxes, specifically property taxes, go up. I spent 13 years at P&G managing multi-billion-dollar accounts and budgets. That has given me the experience and perspective necessary to bring real change to this long-standing problem and lead the state to a balanced budget.
The Matriots PAC has a goal to see 50% of all elected offices in Ohio held by women by 2028. What is your vision for Ohio in 2028?
In 2028, I want an Ohio under responsible leadership that still protects the rights of all Ohioans. I want great strides made in the representation of women, people of color, people of all sexual orientations, and people of all religions, groups that have been marginalized and ignored for too long. I am committed to this goal and volunteered with the first-ever Cincinnati Girls in Government Day. I want a balanced budget that allows for relief of financial burden so that communities can grow and thrive. I want serious progress made in ending the opioid epidemic and serious reforms made to education policy so that all Ohioans have the chance to succeed.
Tip O’Neill famously said that “all politics is local.” What are the top-two issues your community or our state face today?
The lack of true fiscal responsibility at the Statehouse has resulted in dramatic cuts to local governments and schools. This has shifted the tax burden down to property owners, with new tax levies being necessary to cover the financial burden placed on our communities. This needs to change. We also need serious reforms to education funding and policy. Ohio’s public schools used to be ranked fifth in the country and are now 22nd; this needs to change. These issues affect not only my community, but communities like mine all across the state.
Tell us something personal about yourself.
I play acoustic guitar and perform covers of pop songs for all ages. Prior to having my boys, I was a regular on the open-mic scene in Cincinnati. Now, my audience is a little younger, as I share my tunes at my sons’ schools.