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On Council, Joe wants to use his experience to serve our community. He is committed to fiscally responsible budgeting, modernizing government, holding government accountable for results, serving as ambassador for the City, and implementing policies that retain and attract families and businesses.
Joe was born and raised in Middletown. He has a professional background in business and law. Joe earned his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. Before pursuing a law degree, he enjoyed a successful career in advertising sales and sales management at television and cable operations in Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Dayton. He returned to Middletown in 2006. In 2011, Joe graduated magna cum laude from the University of Dayton School of Law.
In November 2011, Joe was elected to a four-year term for an at-large seat on Middletown City Council and he also served as Vice Mayor. In November 2017, he was elected to another four-year term on Council.
Joe is an attorney with the law firm of Singer & McCausland Co., LPA, where he represents individuals, families and corporate clients in estate planning, probate administration, real estate, employment law, and civil litigation matters. Prior to joining Singer & McCausland Co., LPA, he was an associate in the Dayton office of Faruki, Ireland & Cox, P.L.L., a law firm specializing in complex business litigation. He worked for corporate clients in matters related to antitrust, breach of noncompetition covenants, employment law, trade secret violations, immunity of political subdivision employees, insurance disputes, and legal malpractice. Prior to that time, Joe was in private practice, where he advised and represented clients in employment law matters, wage and hour/overtime claims, business litigation, wills and probate administration, business transactions, and domestic relations disputes.
Joe has been active with many local organizations: Downtown Middletown, Inc., Hospice Care of Middletown, Inc., Middletown Area Neediest Youth (M.A.N.Y.), Middletown Area YMCA Advisory Board, and Supports to Encourage Low-income Families (S.E.L.F.), a community action agency in Butler County. He is a 2012 graduate of the Leadership class of The Chamber of Commerce serving Middletown, Monroe, and Trenton.