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Hamilton County, OH November 5, 2013 Election
Member of Council; City of Cincinnati Voter Information

4 Year Term. Salary: $60,645.60

a charter city

Results as of Jan 15 7:15pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (175/175)
Candidates (Vote for 9)
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P.G. Sittenfeld Click here for more information about this candidate 38251 votes 9.61%

  • Occupation: Community Learning Center Institute, Assistant Director
  • Elected to City Council in 2011
  • Vice-chair of Council's Job Growth Committee; member of Budget Committee and Public Safety Committee
  • B.A., Princeton University; Marshall Scholarship to Oxford University
  • Board member with the Freestore Foodbank, Jewish Community Relations Council, and Breakthrough Cincinnati
  • Host of the radio show "Talk of the Town with PG Sittenfeld" on 1230AM WDBZ
  • Craft a responsible, balance budget that prioritizes basic services and which does not rely on selling off valuable city assets.
  • Foster an environment conducive to job creation and economic development.
  • Partner with our school system to address poverty so that more of our young people are empowered as educated, productive future citizens and employees
Charlie Winburn Click here for more information about this candidate 28004 votes 7.03%
  • Occupation: Cincinnati City Council
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Education
  • Authentic Leadership Development Certification, Harvard Business School
  • Strong Safety and Security
  • Empowerment of our 52 Neighborhoods
  • Keeping Police Officers and Fire Fighters on the street
David Mann Click here for more information about this candidate 27018 votes 6.79%
  • Occupation: attorney
  • served previously for 18 years as member of Cincinnati City Council including 3 years as mayor; also elected to the 103rd U.S. Congress
  • Graduate of Harvard College cum laude and Harvard Law School magna cum laude
  • served in US Navy for four years as destroyer officer including service during the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • practicing attorney with Mann & Mann LLC
  • Restore responsibe budgeting that does not rely on one-time resources or the sale or lease of assets to generate funds
  • A balance between downtowm and neighborhoods
  • Increase employment opportunities
Yvette Renee Simpson Click here for more information about this candidate 26074 votes 6.55%
  • Occupation: Attorney at Ulmer & Berne and Current City Council Member
  • Enrolled in Xavier University's Executive MBA program
  • Former Director, Pre-Law Program, Miami University
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • B.A. & B.S. Miami University
  • YWCA Rising Star and Board Member
  • Business Courier, Forty Under 40
  • Focusing on Small Business
  • Helping Cincinnati Youth succeed
  • Strengthening our 52 Neighborhoods
Chris Seelbach Click here for more information about this candidate 24237 votes 6.09%
  • Occupation: Councilmember, City of Cincinnati
  • Graduate of Xavier University & University of Dayton Law School
  • Former Chief Financial Officer of The Seidewitz Group
  • 2013 White House Champion of Change
  • Leader in the effort to repeal Article XII from Cincinnati's City Charter
  • Former staffer and campaign manager for Vice-Mayor David Crowley
  • Reversing Population Loss & Creating Jobs
  • Reaching Financial Stability
  • Creating an inclusive and welcoming city
Christopher E.C. Smitherman Click here for more information about this candidate 24125 votes 6.06%
  • Occupation: Financial Planner
  • Married 22 years with 5 children
  • Small Business owner for 15 years
  • Solving the Cincinnati Pension crisis
  • Balancing the budget
  • Delivering basic services
Wendell Young Click here for more information about this candidate 23136 votes 5.81%
  • Occupation: City Councilmember
  • Cincinnati Police Officer
  • Airman of the United States Air Force
  • Teacher, Cincinnati Public Schools
  • City of Cincinnati Assistant Director of Personnel
  • Pursue Shared Service & Public-Private Partnership Opportunities
  • Taking out into the Neighborhoods the Development We have Seen in Over-the-Rhine & Downtown
  • Taking a Holistic Approach to Public Safety
Kevin Flynn Click here for more information about this candidate 22475 votes 5.65%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • UC Law School Professor
  • Chairman of the Board - Drake Center
  • Member, Advisory Council on Diversity Initiatives, Ohio State Bar,
  • Member, Variety of other Charitable Boards
  • Co-Chair, City of Cincinnati Task Force on Visitability
  • Member, Task Force on Reform of Hamilton County Government
  • Budget - To Protect the Safety of the Public
  • Budget - To Preserve Our Neighborhoods and Stop Blight
  • Budget - To Promote Job Growth and Economic Development
Amy Murray Click here for more information about this candidate 22430 votes 5.63%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • 14 years Procter & Gamble - Global Business Development
  • Bachelor Degree - Economics
  • Board Member - Hamilton County Elderly Services Program
  • Past President - Hyde Park Neighborhood Council
  • Past Board Member - Invest in Neighborhoods
  • Public Safety - stronger council support for our Police and Fire Divisions
  • Advocate for the taxpayer - lower taxes and reasonable spending
  • Fiscal Responsibility - smart government/living within our means
Laure Quinlivan Click here for more information about this candidate 21571 votes 5.42%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner, Video Production
  • Chair, Mayor's Green Steering Committee
  • Chair, Strategic Growth Committee of City Council
  • Peabody Award Winning I-Team Reporter, WCPO-TV 1995-2007
  • Wife & Mother, with children in Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Miami University, Oxford, OH Graduate
  • Member of Mt. Lookout & Columbia Tusculum Community Councils
  • Sustainable & Balanced City Budget
  • Develop Great Neighborhoods
  • Build Wasson Way Bike Trail and more bike paths & trails
Greg Landsman Click here for more information about this candidate 20001 votes 5.02%
  • Occupation: Executive Director at the Strive Partnership
  • Director of Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
  • Master's in Divinity from Harvard
  • Fix Budget and Pension shortfalls
  • Focus on neighborhood revitalization
  • Work to ensure universal pre-school for three and four year olds
Michelle Dillingham Click here for more information about this candidate 19515 votes 4.90%
  • Occupation: Social Worker
  • Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, State Commissioner
  • Kennedy Heights Community Council, President
  • University of Cincinnati School of Social Work Alumni Board, Vice Chair
  • Ohio Citizen Action "Emerging Leader" Award Recipient, 2010
  • City of Cincinnati CDAB (Community Development Advisory Board), Member
  • MSW, Masters of Social Work, Administration University of Cincinnati (2005)
  • Safe and Thriving Neighborhoods
  • Increase Family-Supporting Jobs
  • Responsible and Balanced Budget
Pam Thomas Click here for more information about this candidate 18935 votes 4.76%
  • Occupation: City Council Member
  • MBA Sullivan University, Summa Cum Laude graduate
  • BA Sociology, University of Cincinnati
  • Hamilton County Municipal and Common Pleas Court Bailiff
  • Former Intake Officer/Mediator, Private Complaint Program
  • Former District Manager, U.S. Dept.of Commerce Census Bureau
  • Ombudsman/Mediator, Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Greater focus on public safety and citizen engagement
  • Creating a structurally sound budget that adequately provides for basic services
  • Increasing transparency to ensure that the community is fully engaged and well-informed on the decision making process within city government.
Vanessa White Click here for more information about this candidate 17288 votes 4.34%
  • Occupation: Active citizen volunteer
  • I am an elected member of the Cincinnati School Board
  • I am a mother of five and a Cincinnati native.
  • I am a former vice president for ArtsWave (formerly the Fine Arts Fund).
  • I have an MBA from Xavier University and an bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati.
  • I spent 15 years as a child and family welfare professional.
  • I am the former president of Cincinnati Parents for Public Schools.
  • I will advance policies that enable innovators to create jobs and grow the local economy in ways that raise the income levels of Cincinnati families.
  • I will foster collaboration between the city and local schools to ensure a quality education for all Cincinnati children that leads to career success.
  • I will demand fiscal accountability and transparent governance of City Council and the city administration.
Sam Malone Click here for more information about this candidate 16854 votes 4.23%
  • Occupation: Consultant
  • Former City Councilmember
  • Small Business Owner
  • United States Navy Disable Veteran
  • Walnut Woods Homeowners Association, President
  • Melrose YMCA Board Chairperson
  • Xavier University -Polictic Science (Attended)
  • Support Job Creation - Balance Budget
  • Support Small Business - Safety - Police/Fire - Reduce crime/gang violence in our neighborhoods
  • Support Lower Taxes - Basic Delivery of City Service at no cost to residents and businesses in city limits
Melissa Wegman 10139 votes 2.55%
Shawn Butler Click here for more information about this candidate 10054 votes 2.53%
  • Occupation: Candidate for Cincinnati City Council
  • Director of Community Affairs, Mayor's Office
  • Talbert House, Board of Directors
  • Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau, Board of Directors
  • Community Action Agency, Board of Directors
  • Children's Hunger Alliance, Board of Directors
  • Workforce Investment Board, Board of Directors
  • Structurally Balancing the City Budget
  • Public Safety & Neighborhood Growth
  • Job and Workforce Development
Mike Moroski Click here for more information about this candidate 8916 votes 2.24%
  • Occupation: Politician
  • Teacher & Administrator
  • Board Member/Chair of Several Organizations
  • Nonprofit Founder, Choices Cafe
  • MA in English/MBA in Nonprofit Management
  • Community Organizer/Affordable Housing Advocate
  • Recipient of the Jefferson Award, HRC Ally Award, Forty Under 40, XU's Magis Award
  • An Economically Moral Cincinnati
  • Affordable Housing/Anti-Displacement Legislation
  • Well-vetted Capital Investment That Provides Jobs, Promotes Safety, and Retains Citizens
Angela Beamon Click here for more information about this candidate 8192 votes 2.06%
  • Occupation: Financial Advisor
  • I am a licensed financial advisor who has over 10 years of banking and finance epxerience.
  • I am a graduate of the School for Creative and Performing Arts.
  • I attended Tennessee State University where I studied Political Science and Finance.
  • I was born and raised in Cincinnati Ohio, where I grew up in Bond Hill.
  • I am very passionate and committed to helping improve the quality of life for others.
  • I have mentored students in math and reading for over ten years, I have volunteered for programs such as the Big Brother Big Sister program.
  • I am committted to aggresively fighting the gun violence and crimes that currently plague our streets and neighborhoods.
  • I am committed to ensuring that the City of Cincinnati stop spending money on major projects that the city simply cannot afford.
  • I am committed to fighting for all the neighborhoods of Cincinnati to ensure that each of them receives equal shares of money to redevelop them.
Kevin Johnson Click here for more information about this candidate 6835 votes 1.72%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • B.S. Political Science from Morehouse College
  • former legislative aide at City Hall
  • Charter Board member
  • Comprehensive neighborhood developement
  • Expanding opportunities for small businesses
  • Engaging the youth of our city
Timothy Joseph Dornbusch Click here for more information about this candidate 4084 votes 1.03%
  • Occupation: Plumbing & Electrical
  • mechanical contractor
  • ohio licensed plumbing mechanic
  • ohio licenced electrical technician
  • ohio licenced backflow water tester
  • licensed MSD sewer tapper contractor
  • licensed water works contractor
  • balancing the budget
  • correcting the underfunded pension
  • reducing government and taxes

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