Miami University, BA, Political Science, 2008
Northern Kentucky College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2012
Colerain Township Trustee;
Trial Attorney at the Law Office of the Hamilton County Public Defender
Colerain Township Trustee, 2016 - present; Colerain Trustee Board President, 2017; Trial Counsel, Law Office of the Hamilton County Public Defender, 2012-present; Colerain Township, Hamilton County CIC, President, 2016-present
U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot, State Rep. William Seitz, State Rep. Louis Blessing III, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Right to Life PAC, Hamilton County Republican Party
I am an experienced attorney at law, having represented thousands of clients in the courtroom. I have the professionalism, experience and pragmatic thinking to responsibly and effectively continue serving Colerain residents and my lifelong hometown.
As trustee my top three priorities have been and will continue to be (1) to provide superior police and fire protection to the residents and businesses in Colerain Township; (2) to maintain roads without tax increases; and (3) to foster business and job growth in the township. In 2016 and 2017, I voted to commit over $13 million to improve township streets without tax increases. I am not your rhetorical trustee; I am your fiscally conservative and results oriented trustee. Vote Mike Inderhees.
Master of Science in Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Master of Arts in Practical Ministries, Cincinnati Christian University Cincinnati, Ohio
Executive Education Program, specializing in Creating Collaborative Solutions Innovation In Governance, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA
Director of Inmate programs.
37 Year career in Hamilton County Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice System (over 26 years as an administrator)
Member Fraternal Order of Police
Hamilton County Hospital Commissioner
Hamilton County Recorder and retired Judge Norbert Nadel endorses Raj Rajagopal
Hamilton County Recorder and retired Judge
"I highly recommend RAJ for the position of Trustee. He will be a great taxpayer watchdog. He makes things happen!"
I have been involved in community service, law enforcement, criminal justice and politics for my entire career. I will bring principled leadership back to Colerain and get things done. My education, and community leadership roles will be an asset.
Colerain Township is a vibrant community with a rich heritage. As a trustee, I commit to preserve that heritage and build stronger neighborhoods. I want to improve relationships with residents, business and school leaders. I want to conserve tax payer dollars. I know how to constructively bring together people from varied backgrounds and with different ideas and get them focused on achieving common goals. I value people and all they can contribute to the process of improving and giving back
University of Cincinnati, BBA Accounting - 1986
Sr. Director, Finance, Convergys Corporation
1) Colerain Township Trustee, 2006-Present
2) Convergys Corporation, 1997-Present
3) Ohio River Co., 1988-1997
4) Arthur Andersen & Co., 1985-1988
5) Board-Hamilton County Emergency Mgt. Agency
6) Board-Hamilton Cty. Solid Waste & Recycling District
U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot
State Senator Louis Terhar
State Rep. Louis Blessing III
State Rep. William Seitz
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters
Cincinnati Right to Life PAC
As a 31 year business professional in the area of corporate finance, I have the maturity, competence, and experience necessary to execute my responsibilities at a high level and effectively serve the residents of Colerain Township.
1) Superior Police & Fire Services (Colerain Twp. is currently the only community in Ohio with a CALEA-certified Police Dept. and an ISO Level 1 rated Fire Department)
2) Road Maintenance
3) Balanced budgets & keeping our property taxes as low as possible
Studied at Northern Kentucky University in Law Enforcement
Public Safety. Working in Public Safety in a local hospital now.
35 years of Public Safety experience. Security and safety director for 15 years at the Cincinnatian Hotel. Over a decade as the personal assistant to the Co owner and chairman of Kentucky Speedway. Chosen to work on field for Super bowl 46.
Mark Piepmeier, Criminal prosecutor, Mark Simendinger, GM Kentucky Speedway, Robert Wright, retired Fire Chief of Cincinnati and Bill" SEG" Dennison of WLW 700 Radio.
Conservative, honest open and transparent. Free speech for all, poor and wealthy. We must listen to everyone.
35 Years of Public Safety experience. Crime Stopper of the Year in Cincinnati in 2005, on board since 1989. Martin Luther King award in 2015 for community service. I truly care have been told I have a good heart and am determined to get the job done
Improve Public Safety and Customer Service. Public Safety can be improved in part by using the Broken Window Theory we can do this at little or mostly no cost. Customer Service: Working 15 years at one of the best customer service companies in the region the Cincinnatian Hotel I learned a lot on this subject. We would answer the phone within 3 rings every day. We would have department heads return calls within 24 hours or I would follow up myself. A real life person to take calls is a must.
La Salle High School
Attended University of Cincinnati
Sales - Project management - lifetime of employment in small business
20 years project management, private industry, construction, public relations, Elected NW School Board 2008-15, legal reforms, policy improvement, lowered tax first time since 1979, new buildings, left $40m surplus at end of my term.
Endorsed 2017 Conservative Republican Leadership Committee - Endorsed 2017
C.O.A.S.T. and endorsed by numerous people who are seeking new leadership and more transparency in our township government. Please call anytime with questions or comments 513-404-3057. I appreciate and sincerely thank you for your vote on November 7th.
Limited Government Personal Responsibility Free markets- Lower Taxes Fiscal Transparency- In the past 4 years, our board of trustees tried to start an income tax targeting business located along Colerain Av.Income taxes, once started, never go away, even when times get better. The board raised the user fee for cable subscribers to the maximum %, but took away the televised meetings that the user fee paid for and kept the increased fees, I think people are tapped out and cannot afford any more
Lifelong career in private industry and would bring that needed philosophy to township government. I have a very public record as a former school board member that brought legal reform, purchasing improvement, fiscal transparency and lower taxes.
1) Improving our road replacement frequency, Colerain has one of the lowest street quality ratings in the county.
2) Reigning in township taxes, fees and bureaucracy to make the township
more business friendly so that entrepreneurs will want to start a business here
without having to seek special tax deals with the township. Allow the free
market to work and business will flourish .
3) Transparency, including bringing back televised trustee meetings and allowing residents to speak at meetings.