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Meet Jessica Miranda

Hamilton County Auditor Jessica Miranda is a lifelong Ohioan with a passion for ensuring access to early childhood education, fair school funding, and greater economic opportunity for the taxpayers and families of Hamilton County. 

Prior to being appointed Auditor, she served in the Ohio House of Representatives for the 28th House District, and while there was honored to serve as the Ohio House Democratic Whip, a leadership position chosen by her colleagues. A graduate of Talawanda High School, she is a proud product of public schools and her children attend the Winton Woods City School District. As a small business owner providing insurance and tax services to middle and working class families, Jessica knows firsthand that economic development requires eliminating unnecessary red-tape for startups and creating incentives for businesses that directly address pressing needs of Ohioans. Jessica believes the government has the responsibility to create quality of life standards under which job creation can flourish. She knows job opportunities will prosper only if we create and maintain an educated workforce, improve infrastructure and transportation and increase technology access for our residents. 

During her first term in the Ohio House, Jessica was proud to introduce legislation addressing a variety of issues, including a common-sense gun storage bill and a bill to support our public school counselors. In her second term, Jessica continued to fight for fair school funding, student mental health initiatives and increasing local government funding. She proudly passed three pieces of legislation that were signed into law: bringing awareness to veteran suicide, honoring fallen officer Kaia L. Grant in the City of Springdale, and enacting a bipartisan bill that provides religious accommodations to students in higher education.  This law promotes inclusivity and sets uniform standards across all Ohio Higher Ed campuses. 

Jessica knows that the government and elected officials work for you, the taxpayer. Being a public servant, Jessica values the importance of constituent services. Jessica is an award-winning Licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Broker and holds numerous IRS certifications. 

Jessica is also the past president of the Winton Woods City School Board, where she worked to improve standards for curriculum and lead the school district in implementing full day preschool and kindergarten programs. Under her leadership, Winton Woods is one of two school districts in the nation to develop Project and Problem Based Learning curriculum across all grade levels. With her extensive experience in the private sector and working to improve our public schools, Jessica brings a valuable perspective to policy-making processes. Jessica is a member of the Performing Arts Boosters for the Winton Woods Schools, and you can find her volunteering in the concession stands at most home football games! #GoWarriors! 

Jessica is honored to have won the following awards: the 2014 Forest Park Business Recognition Award presented by the City of Forest Park and the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce, the 2018 Winton Woods City Schools Community Spirit Award, the 2019 Ohio School Counselor Association Advocate of the Year Award, the Cincinnati Business Courier’s #40Under40, class of 2022 award, and recipient of the 2023 Early Childhood Champion Award from Groundwork Ohio. 

In April 2024, Jessica was honored with two prestigious awards. First, she received the Ohio Federation of Teachers’ 2024 Friend of Public Education Award for her advocacy and passion for public education. As State Representative, she introduced legislation to provide mental health days for students and support the Military Seal on high school diplomas. She is also a staunch supporter of the Fair School Funding Plan. Second, she is one of two Ohioans to receive the 2024 NSVRC Visionary Voice Award for her dedicated work in the anti-sexual violence movement. She continues to work alongside others towards a more safe and just world for all Ohioans. 

Jessica and her husband, Jose, are the parents of three daughters, homeowners and committed entrepreneurs in the City of Forest Park, dedicated to building a stronger and more prosperous community.