Christopher Galloway was sworn in as our Lake County Auditor on April 1, 2019. He was appointed by Governor DeWine to replace Ed Zupancic who retired after 32 years in office. Since becoming Auditor he has focused on increased fiscal transparency, technology upgrades and implantation, and returning more funding to our local schools, cities, villages, and townships than ever before.
Christopher Galloway served for over 14 years as a Concord Township Trustee. He was first elected in 2005 and re-elected in 2009, 2013 and 2017. Concord Township is now the largest township in Northeast Ohio (population ~19,900) with a $12 million annual budget. Christopher has made economic development and government reform his priorities as a trustee and now Auditor. As a trustee he was responsible for negotiating and implementing a Joint Economic Development District with the City of Painesville. The Concord-Painesville JEDD won the 2011 Plus Award from TEAM NEO for Regionalism and Cross-Border Collaboration. Chris currently serves as Chairman of the JEDD Board, after previously serving as Treasurer.
Christopher Galloway previously served as a multi-term President of the Lake County Township Association. He is a former Executive Board member of the Ohio Township Association’s, Coalition of Large Ohio Urban Townships (CLOUT) board. Christopher previously served as a member of the Lake County Planning Commission.
In the private sector, Christopher Galloway serves as Senior Partner of Red State Strategies, LLC. Red State Strategies, LLC provides consulting services to numerous advocacy groups, political organizations, and corporations. Before starting his own business, Chris served as an Accounting Manager for a Cleveland technology equipment company for over eight years.
Chris has been a member of the Lake County Republican Party Central Committee since 1996 and now is one of its most senior members. Additionally, Chris served Lake County on the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee between 1998 and 2002.
Christopher Galloway received his BA from Ohio University in 1994, double-majoring in History and Political Science. He is a member of several civic organizations including the Lake County Farm Bureau, the Lake County Development Council, the Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce, Mentor Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member and past president of the Samuel Huntington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Christopher Galloway is 48 and resides in Concord Township. He has one daughter, Brittany, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture at the Cleveland Institute of Art.