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Hamilton County, OH September 11, 2001 Election
Mayor; City of Cincinnati Voter Information

4 Year Term. Salary: $111,402

The City of Cincinnati Charter amendment was placed on the May 4, 1999 ballot and was passed by the voters. The amendment changed the role and powers of the mayor, the manner of selection of the city manager and the way Cincinnati's mayor is elected. There is now a direct election of mayor by majority vote in the November election following a September non-partisan primary to be held every 4 years. The Mayor is in addition to a 9-member council. The mayor is the presiding officer at council meetings but not a member council, has veto power over council passed legislation with an override provision, assigns legislative matters to council committees, and appoints and removes council committee chairs and the vice-mayor without the advice and consent of council. The mayor initiates the hiring and removal of the city manager with the advice and consent of council. The mayor's salary is twice the salary of a member of council. The term limit for mayor is two successive four-year terms. Council members are limited to four successive two-year terms.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Courtis Fuller 16491 votes 53.8%

  • I am a journalist and community advocate/volunteer with a proven record of commitment and results
  • I was born to be a servant leader.
  • A 25-year background in business and media
  • I've served on boards both local and national
  • My passion is helping people, which is the foundation of good government and our city's Charter
  • Establish accountable, inclusive and efficient government that develops jobs and improves neighborhoods
  • Restore order and safety to our streets and strengthen Cincinnati's tarnished image
  • Revitalize Cincinnati's downtown by capitalizing on the city's cultural arts and heritage
Charlie Luken 11786 votes 38.5%
  • Occupation: Mayor, City of Cincinnati & Consultant for KMK
  • Community/Neighborhood of Residence:West End
  • Education:Purcell Marian High School, Notre Dame, and University of Cincinnati Law School
  • Qualifications for Office:
  • Vast knowledge of City issues, Commitment to Cincinnati, Lawyer,
  • Dedicated to helping Cincinnatians achieve a better life
  • Improving Police Community Relations & Decreasing Crime
  • Strengthening Economy through New Jobs and More Development
  • Improving Neighborhood and Downtown Business Districts
Bill Brodberger 1737 votes 5.7%
  • Occupation: President of CSA, Inc
  • Community/neighborhood: Live in Madisonville, work in Roselawn
  • Education: Walnut Hills, HS, Purcell High School GED, UC Criminal Justice - Business, CPP and Notary
  • P.I. and corporate turnaround specialist
  • I want to help Cincinnati
  • I have brought a lot of jobs into Cincinnati. As a native and business owner I have no interest in a political career
  • Jobs
  • Progress
  • Safety
Michael D. Riley 627 votes 2.0%
  • Occupation: Self employed
  • Community/neighborhood: Evanston
  • Education: Withrow High, Cincinnati Technical, University of Cincinnati
  • Working with Evanston community Council and city council.
  • Working in the community Working with other civil groups in the community.
  • Work for county and city government. Having my own business
  • Working with federal and state laws and relations.
  • Bring unity to the community
  • Working with the police to better relations
  • More jobs and better housing

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