CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR
(1 to be elected to a 4-year term; listed alphabetically)
CANDIDATES FOR CITY COUNCIL
(9 to be elected at large to a 2-year term; listed alphabetically)
- Jalen Alford
- Thomas Brinkman, Jr.
- Jaime M. Castle
- LaKeisha Cook
- Jeff Cramerding
- Michelle Dillingham
- Kevin Flynn
- Jackie Frondorf
- Bill Frost
- Brian Garry
- Steven Goodin
- Galen G. Gordon
- Kurt Grossman
- Reggie Harris
- Rob Harris
- K.A. Heard Jr.
- Evan Holt
- Nick Jabin
- Mark Jeffreys
- Scotty Johnson
- Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney
- Liz Keating
- Andrew Kennedy
- Greg Landsman
- John Maher
- Peterson W. Mingo
- Phillip O’Neal
- Meeka Owens
- Victoria Parks
- Te’Airea Powell
- Logan Simmering
- Stacey Smith
- Betsy Sundermann
- Jim Tarbell
- John J. Williams
CINCINNATI BOARD OF EDUCATION
(4 to be elected to a 4-year term; listed alphabetically)
HAMILTON COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT
(Judge District 2; 1 to be elected to unexpired term ending 1/2/2024; listed alphabetically)
- Bertha Garcia Helmick
- Donte Johnson
- Elizabeth A. Tye
THREE ISSUES ON THE BALLOT
(majority affirmative vote to pass)
Hamilton County Proposed Tax Levy (Renewal and Increase) if approved:
- A renewal and increase of the millage rate for a tax.
- To supplement the general fund to provide support for children services and the care and placement of children.
- To last for five years, beginning in 2021 and first due in calendar year 2022.
Tax Levy for Great Parks of Hamilton County (Issue 29):
Issue 29 is a proposed additional tax levy of .95 mill for a period of 10 years for Great Parks of Hamilton County (GPHC). Collection will begin in 2022. The levy would provide for:
- the acquisition and conservation of natural resources and park land;
- operation and administration of park facilities and programs;
- improvements to park infrastructure, facilities, and natural resources;
- development, maintenance, and provision of outdoor recreation and nature education facilities, trails, programs, and services in current and future parks and nature preserves;
- and for such other parks and recreational purposes as permitted by law.
The Hamilton County auditor estimates that the levy will generate $21.1 million per year on top of the $19.1 million generated by the 1 mill levy currently in place.
Proposed City of Cincinnati Charter Amendment if approved would:
- Make Cincinnati City Council members’ salaries equal to the median household income for the city. That would mean a pay cut from $65,000 a year to about $46,000.
- Require Cincinnati City Council approval of all lawsuits filed by the city.
- Eliminate the designee replacement system, which has been used to fill Cincinnati City Council vacancies since the 1920s, under which a council member picks one or more fellow council members to choose his or her replacement.
- If a Cincinnati City Council member resigns or otherwise leaves Cincinnati City Council, his or her spot would go to the highest vote getter after the top nine finishers in the last city council campaign.
- Eliminate the Mayor’s “pocket veto,” where the Mayor can choose never to place an item on the Cincinnati City Council agenda or assign it to a committee.
- Require one-year residency in Cincinnati to serve as Mayor or Cincinnati City Council member.
- Permit individual liability of the Mayor or City Council members for some violations of open meetings and public records law violations.
- Allow for the recall of the Mayor.
- Register to Vote (by October 4): https://votehamiltoncountyohio.gov/register/
- Voting early in-person): https://votehamiltoncountyohio.gov/voting-options/early-in-person/
- Voting by mail (absentee ballot): https://votehamiltoncountyohio.gov/voting-options/mail/
- Voting on election day (polls open 6:30 a.m-7:30 p.m.): https://votehamiltoncountyohio.gov/voting-options/election-day/
- League of Women Voters Ohio: https://www.vote411.org/about
- Ballotpedia: https://ballotpedia.org/Cincinnati,_Ohio
- Hamilton County Candidates and Issues List (Official; Abridged)
- Hamilton County Board of Elections: https://votehamiltoncountyohio.gov/
Last edit: 21 Sep 2021. This page will be updated as needed.
Cover photo: Carol M. Highsmith, courtesy of the Library of Congress