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Hamilton County, OH November 6, 2001 Election
Council Member; City of Cincinnati Voter Information

2 Year Term. Salary: $55,701

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.

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Results as of Nov 21 12:55pm
Candidates (Vote for 9)
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David Pepper 45,174 votes 7.97%

  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Neighborhood: Mt. Adams
  • Education: B.A., Yale University; J.D., Yale Law School
  • Born and raised in Greater Cincinnati; fifth-generation Cincinnatian
  • Spent three years advising St. Petersburg, Russia on good government and economic growth.
  • Clerked for Federal Judge Nathaniel Jones.
  • Volunteer as mentor, pro bono attorney, and serve on various nonprofit boards. Endorsed Democrat.
  • Changing Council politics from posturing and personal games to responsible leadership
  • Making our neighborhoods clean, safe and livable, particularly for families and children
  • Sparking economic growth by bringing jobs and businesses back into Cincinnati
Pat DeWine 43,191 votes 7.62%
  • Occupation: Attorney, Keating, Muething, & Klekamp, P.L.L.
  • Neighborhood: Mt. Lookout
  • Education: Miami University - B.S., Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs, 1990 - B.A., History, 1990
  • University of Michigan School of Law - J.D., 1994
  • I was elected to City Council in 1999 and currently serve as Chairman of the Community Development and Intergovernmental Committee.
  • On Council, I have worked across party lines to control wasteful city spending, improve the ...
  • Reduce unnecessary bureaucracy, make city government more accountable, control wasteful city spending
  • Improve delivery of basic services
  • Make neighborhoods safer, improve community policing efforts
Alicia Reece 43,180 votes 7.62%
  • Occupation: VP-Communiplex, Radio Host
  • Neighborhood: Bond Hill
  • Education: Withrow High School 1989, Grambling State University, B.A. Mass Communications
  • Small business woman; Coordinator/Countywide Democratic "Get Out to Vote" campaign;
  • Congressional Community Outreach Director (Congressman David Mann); Campaign Manager, Steven Reece for Congress;
  • College Voter Registration & Mobilization drive-registered 7,500 students; Youth Volunteer, Rev. Jesse Jackson Presidential campaigns.
  • Health Care-Funding for health clinics for preventative care for all citizens.
  • Neighborhood Investment-City and corporate partnership in neighborhoods and business districts.
  • Safety with Fairness-Community/Police Relations.
Minette Cooper 38,040 votes 6.71%
  • Occupation: Cincinnati City Council member
  • Neighborhood: North Avondale
  • Education: Bachelor in Elementary Education
  • : Vice Mayor, Council for 6 years, Chair of the Finance Committee;
  • a champion for youth, economic development and neighborhood empowerment. A former teacher with 3 children
  • , have lived in Cincinnati since 1975. My board service includes: Museum Center, Salvation Army, NAACP,
  • North Avondale Business Association and the Women's City Club.
  • Enhance the lives of children, families and communities without raising taxes!
  • Restore trust and confidence in our police while maintaining safe streets!
  • Work smoothly with the new Mayor, City Manager and "new" Council members!
John J. Cranley 36,998 votes 6.53%
  • Occupation: Attorney, Taft, Stettinius, and Hollister & Cincinnati City
  • Neighborhood: Price Hill
  • Education: St. Xavier High School; John Carroll University, B.A.; Harvard Law School, J.D.; Harvard Divinity School, M.T.S.
  • I have consistently worked for the common good of Cincinnati since appointed to Council last December.
  • I am committed to common sense ? focusing on results over ideology.
  • Increase safety in Cincinnati neighborhoods.
  • Stabilize neighborhoods by increasing home ownership and preventing blight
  • Spur Cincinnati's economic development and reduce City spending.
Jim Tarbell 35,533 votes 6.27%
  • Occupation: Restaurateur and Member of Council
  • Neighborhood: Over-The-Rhine (Pendleton)
  • Education: St. Mary's Elementary, St. Xavier & Withrow (secondary), Lowell Institute Cambridge
  • Three years in City Council, member of Planning Commissions (City & County), Community Development & Law and Public Safety Committees,
  • in business for over thirty years employing up to eighty people, restored two restaurants
  • & twelve buildings, proprietor Arnold's Bar & Grill (1976-1999) & Grammar's (1984-pres.), founder Over-The Rhine Chamber of Commerce (over 500 members
  • Public safety - restoration of law enforcement coverage, especially in troubled districts
  • Stabilization of center city through emphasis on market housing and economic integration
  • Stabilization (restoration) of neighborhood business districts with emphasis on mixed use development
David C. Crowley 33,225 votes 5.86%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Neighborhood: Walnut Hills
  • Education: MSW; Master International Affairs
  • From the Navy to the Peace Corps, Africa to Bosnia, I have devoted my life to service-to community, nation, and around the globe.
  • Years of experience dealing with domestic and international problems have prepared me to bring mature and constructive thinking and
  • action to the issues facing Cincinnati.
  • Community Schools
  • Brownfield redevelopment
  • Revitalizing neighborhood business districts
Paul M. Booth 27,732 votes 4.89%
  • Occupation: Property Manager
  • Neighborhood: Bond Hill
  • Education: B.A. Morehouse College, Bus. Adm.
  • Long Record of service to the community.
  • Served on boards of United Way, Community Chest, Boy Scouts, Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald House Grants Committee, Cincinnati Human
  • Relations Commission, Citizens' Committee on Youth, and the Bicentennial Board of Visitors. Cincinnati
  • City Council in 1989 and from 1998 to the present.
  • Effective, Efficient, Equitable Delivery of City Services
  • Improved Race Relations and Police Community Relations
  • Neighborhood Economic Development and Downtown Economic Development
Chris Monzel 26,479 votes 4.67%
  • Occupation: Engineer
  • Neighborhood: Winton Place
  • Education: Purdue University, B.S. Aero-Engineering, University of Cincinnati, M.S. Aero-Engineering; Harvard University, Masters Public Policy
  • As an engineer, a father, and a neighborhood leader, I have the experience and skills necessary to help lead our city.
  • As an outsider with real world experience I bring new energy and commitment to a system that needs to be fixed.
  • Safer streets and improving the quality of life in all neighborhoods.
  • Business/economic development - attract new businesses and retain existing ones, especially small neighborhood businesses.
  • City government reform - we must work smarter by eliminating waste and inefficiency.
Laketa Cole 24,567 votes 4.33%
  • Occupation: Former aid to Paul Booth and Dwight Tillery
  • Neighborhood: Bond Hill
  • Education: B.A. Wittenberg University
  • Working at City Hall longer than any council candidate (exception Vice Mayor) has given me the experience necessary to stand strong, be a team player
  • as well as a leader. There is a need for change.
  • I have experience and I care.
  • Neighborhood revitalization - strengthening our neighborhoods and making them livable and safe.
  • Small Business Development - develop a division to focus and assist small businesses.
  • Safety - develop a police and community interaction program to promote better communication.
Todd Ward 23,895 votes 4.22%
  • Occupation: State & Local Tax Manager, Ernst & Young
  • Neighborhood: Pleasant Ridge
  • Education: B.S., Accounting Xavier University
  • Currently, I consult corporations on state and local tax issues related to economic development projects.
  • Prior, I served governors Voinovich and Taft as the regional economic development representative for Southwest Ohio.
  • My practical economic development experience demonstrates results and leadership in private and public sectors.
  • Economic Development: focused on retaining companies, attracting investment, increasing jobs in Cincinnati
  • Safety as the top priority in each and every Cincinnati neighborhood
  • Streamlining city government to eliminate wasted taxpayer dollars
Sam Malone 23,211 votes 4.10%
  • Occupation: Business Development Officer, Westwood Homestead Savings Ban
  • Neighborhood: Bond Hill
  • Education: Xavier University, Political Science 1998-Present; Vincennes University, Associate Degree;USN, Basic Training; Western Hills High School
  • I ran for a seat on Council in 1999. Which provided me with an enormous amount of insight of the issues.
  • As a result I committed myself to civil, professional development and community boards to enhance my knowledge level.
  • Neighborhoods/abandon industry sites
  • Committed to reducing crime in all areas
  • Making Cincinnati a world class city
Jane Anderson 21,026 votes 3.71%
  • Occupation: Adjunct Associate Professor, U.C.
  • Neighborhood: East Walnut Hills
  • Education: Wellesley College, University of Cincinnati Ph.D.
  • Teacher of Politics and Government; Consultant to Charter Review Committee;
  • Community Volunteer and Civic Leader for 38 years - League of Women Voters, Women's City Club, Cincinnatus, Citizens for Civic Renewal, Leadership
  • Cincinnati, Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, Police Services Advisory Panel,
  • Parham School Community Involvement Task Force, Youth Services Coordinating Council.
  • Restore confidence in government by making City Hall more focused and accountable.
  • Strengthen neighborhoods through improved safety; small business development and increased housing options.
  • Enhance opportunities for youth in education, health and job readiness and training.
Akiva Freeman 19,788 votes 3.49%
  • Occupation: Property Manager/Leasing Rep., Duke Realty
  • Neighborhood: Avondale
  • Education: Purcell-Marian, B.A. Political Science Wittenberg University
  • I am a life-long resident of the city and committed to its betterment.
  • My employment background in the public and private sector make me unique in this field of candidates.
  • I set and keep budgets, as well as deal with people of various backgrounds.
  • Developing the infrastructure of our downtown core.
  • Tangible investment in our neighborhood through business district improvements.
  • Increasing the effectiveness and efficiencies of the delivery of all city services.
Dawn Denno 19,598 votes 3.46%
  • Occupation: Administrator
  • Neighborhood: Mt. Lookout
  • Education: Doctoral Candidate
  • Civic: Executive Board of Charter Committee; Winkler Commission on Charter Reform; Charter Regional and Economic Development Forum,
  • Chair; Founder, President, Operation Smile. Work: Past Vice President of Cincinnati Union Bethel.
  • Current consultant State of Ohio to assure results for over 30,000 vulnerable children and half billion dollars funding.
  • I will work to decrease gun violence and illegal gun use.
  • I will work with council and the mayor to increase home ownership.
  • Retaining residents by supporting the progress of Cincinnati Public Schools.
Lawra Baumann 17,686 votes 3.12%
  • Occupation: Vice President, Fifth Third Bank Foundation Office
  • Neighborhood: Mt. Auburn
  • Education: Ph.D., Political Science; Masters Public Administration, UC. B.A.
  • Twenty years experience in the areas of community revitalization and economic development make me uniquely qualified.
  • I am currently working on practical solutions that will increase home ownership,
  • secure financing for revitalization, and streamline city bureaucracy to expedite development.
  • Eliminate red tape at City Hall that stymies development.
  • Create an Independent Development Partnership to execute comprehensive neighborhood revitalization.
  • Expand Community Oriented Policing to all 52 neighborhoods.
Ken Anderson 15,119 votes 2.67%
  • Occupation: Occupation: Legal Research - Real Estate
  • Neighborhood: Kennedy Heights
  • Education: Xavier University B.A.
  • A Xavier University graduate and currently working on a Master's Degree, Secondary Education.
  • A Kennedy Heights resident for fifteen years and in the real estate profession since 1978.
  • I brought private sector development to Kennedy Heights (Streetcar Plaza, Montgomery Rd.).
  • I'm committed to the citizens of Cincinnati and to Education.
  • Work to make Cincinnati the "City for Higher Education."
  • Safe Streets and Neighborhood Development.
  • "No" to Privatization - "No" to Binding Arbitration.
Clarence D. Williams, III 14,371 votes 2.54%
  • Occupation: Attorney/Retired Police Lieutenant, C.P.D.
  • Neighborhood: Walnut Hills
  • Education: Law Degree/University of Cincinnati
  • Over twenty-seven years of public service, middle/executive public administrative experience,
  • extensive community service, proven public service track record of consenus building
  • finding common ground among groups to solve difficult problems.
  • Improve Police-Community Relations, complete safety services reform and establish a safety commission.
  • Create workforce development initiatives with public and private agencies and businesses.
  • Utilize creative financing to spur affordable housing initiatives, restoration of existing buildings.
Nathaniel Livingston, Jr. 12,735 votes 2.25%
  • Occupation: : Former Talk Show Host WDBZ Radio, former Customer Service
  • Education: University of Cincinnati; Communication, Legal Assisting Technology, Pre-Law: Associate Degree of Arts 1993 Walnut Hills High School
  • Graduate
  • Age and Residency are legal qualification.
  • However a demonstrated record of community involvement, a attempts to better the city, and an understanding of city government are realistic
  • qualifications which I have.
  • Establishing a fair taxation system by repealing Cincinnati's Income Tax on residents
  • Instituting a Living Wage insuring city or contract employees receive adequate pay
  • Making our police division more community oriented by enacting reasonable reforms
Tom Jones 12,235 votes 2.16%
  • Occupation: President, The Business Center Network Printing, Inc.
  • Neighborhood: North Avondale
  • Education: Bachelor's of Music Education, Berklee School of Music, Masters in Electromechanical Engineering
  • My extensive work in the community has allowed me the opportunity to interact with residents, business owners and seniors
  • to discuss finding solutions involving the quality of life issues confronting our communities.
  • Police and Community Relations
  • Safe Neighborhoods Initiative (Monitor and address reoccurring crime in many neighborhoods.)
  • Resolve Community Road Blocks Hampering Development
John F. Schlagetter 10,269 votes 1.81%
  • Occupation: Architect
  • Neighborhood: East Price Hill
  • Education: B. Architecture, UC '89; MBA UM '98
  • A Cincinnati resident since 1982,
  • an Architect and Small Business Owner, I bring the skills, experience and ideas missing from previous Councils.
  • I understand urban design, economic development, housing and public safety issues and will bring principled leadership to what has been pragmatic
  • politics
  • Economic Opportunity - Attracting jobs and reducing the Earnings Tax
  • Housing Opportunity - Eliminating the 5.4 mills City Property Tax
  • Socio-Political Opportunity - Treat all Cincinnatians with Dignity and Respect
William Kirkland 6,211 votes 1.10%
  • Occupation: Mailhandler, U.S.P.S. Nutritional Counseling Consultant, Per
  • Neighborhood: Bond Hill
  • Education: attended Univ. of Cinti., currently student of Licensed Massage Therapy
  • Lifelong resident of Cincinnati,
  • former U.S. Marine assigned to U.S. Department of State at American Embassies Khartoum, Sudan, and London, England
  • President of African American Cultural Commission, human rights think ...
  • Clear the air of corrupt elements of police misconduct
  • Investigatory and subpoena powers for citizens police review panel
  • Tax base/citizens growth plan
Theo Barnes 4,795 votes 0.85%
  • Occupation: Occupation: Business Consultant
  • Neighborhood: Mt. Auburn
  • Education: Associate Degree
  • I am Director of the Juvenile Re-Direction Center, President of A.D.D.I.C.T.S,
  • Vice President of Mt. Auburn Good Housing Foundation, Board member of Mt. Auburn Community Council,
  • Board Member of the Friendship Learning Center.
  • Home Ownership
  • Community Safety
  • Neighborhood Stabilization
Eric Wilson 4,376 votes 0.77%
  • Occupation: Mortgage Banker
  • Neighborhood: South Fairmount
  • Education: B.A. in Political Science
  • I came back to my hometown last year with the Democratic National Committee to work on the presidential campaign of Al Gore.
  • I am 39 years old, a native Cincinnatian, and have strong roots in the community.
  • I graduated from the Cincinnati public schools and also attended law school at Golden Gate University.
  • Race relations, particularly the relationship between the African-American community and police.
  • Business development in neglected areas of our city.
  • Education, preparing parents and students for state proficiency tests.
Wes Flinn 3,682 votes 0.65%
  • Occupation: Musician/Teacher
  • Neighborhood: Clifton
  • Education: BM Morehead State, MM Univ. of Cincinnati, Ph.D. (in progress) UC
  • I have held various leadership roles within the academic community
  • (President of the UC Graduate Student Governance Association) and at the local and regional levels of a fraternity.
  • As a musician, I work with diverse groups of people toward common goals.
  • A More Responsive City Government
  • Better Police/Community Relations
  • Affordable Housing
Toni Andrews 3,651 votes 0.64%

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