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Cincinnati Mayoral Primary Has Nine Candidates

 Cincinnati Mayoral Primary Has Nine Candidates

The race to become CIncinnati’s next mayor has now set the candidates in the race, after the February 18th filing deadline. The May 4th Primary will whittle that number down to two, with the top two vote getters moving on to the November election.

The race had a clear from runner with councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, but he has just withdrawn after being indicted last year for accepting bribery money from a developer. This after the same investigators charged councilwoman Tamaya Dennard and councilman Jeff Pastor earlier in the year. Current mayor John Cranley is term limited, and so prohibited from seeking a third term.

Because Cincinnati’s mayoral race is non-partisan, the options are not limited to one Republican and one Democrat. Indeed, we have 8 Democrats and 1 Independent. Here’s the list…

Gavi Begtrup
Age: 37
Neighborhood: Mount Lookout
Party: Democrat

Adam Paul Teague Koehler
Age: 44
Neighborhood: Mount Auburn
Party: Democrat

David Mann
Age: 81
Neighborhood: Clifton
Party: Democrat

Herman J. Najoli
Age: 44
Neighborhood: West Price Hill
Party: Independent

Kelli Prather
Age: 48
Neighborhood: West Price Hill
Party: Democrat

Raffel Prophett
Age: 61
Neighborhood: Avondale
Party: Democrat

Aftab Pureval
Age: 38
Neighborhood: Clifton
Party: Democrat

Cecil Thomas
Age: 68
Neighborhood: Avondale
Party: Democrat

Wendell Young
Age: 75
Neighborhood: Avondale
Party: Democrat

In these very strange times Cincinnati needs a strong mayor, and after three indictments last year, ‘Cleaning up city hall’ is bound to be a pressing theme. Stay tuned…

Jim Prues