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Hamilton County, OH September 13, 2005 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. Vote for One.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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David Pepper Click here for more information about this candidate 13,321 votes 31.2%

  • Occupation: Attorney, Cincinnati City Council member
  • B.A. magna cum laude, Yale University
  • Yale Law School graduate
  • Clerked for Judge Nathaniel Jones, Sixth Circuit Court
  • Assistand Director, International Commission for Economic Reform in St. Petersburg Russia
  • Safety
  • Youth opportunities
  • Economic growth and opportunity
Mark L. Mallory Click here for more information about this candidate 13,106 votes 30.7%
  • Occupation: Ohio's 9th Senate district in the Ohio General Assembly
  • Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Administrative Management from the University of Cincinnati
  • Changing the tone at city hall
  • Reducing crime, particularly violent crime
  • Neighborhood and economic development (including education)
Charlie Winburn Click here for more information about this candidate 8,976 votes 21.0%
  • Occupation: Commissioner of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission
  • Member of the Cincinnati City Council from 1993 to 2001
  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban Management and Master's Degree in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Cincinnati
  • Married for 25 years to Coleen Winburn and father of four children
  • Safe Neighborhoods
  • Tax Relief and Tax Reform
  • Increasing Home Ownership
Alicia Reece Click here for more information about this candidate 6,387 votes 14.9%
  • Occupation: Vice Mayor
  • Bond Hill Resident
  • Withrow High School International Studies Academy Graduate (East Side )
  • Bachelors Degree of Communications-Grambling State University (Louisiana)
  • Statewide Delegate For John Kerry for President
  • Received the Gertrude Donahey Award For The Top Female Elected Democrat in Ohio
  • Recognized for her leadership nationally by, Ebony Magazine, JET Magazine, and VIBE Magazine with US Senator Barak Obama
  • Reducing Crime and Creating Jobs for Cincinnatians
  • Neighborhood & Downtown Development
  • Quality Health Care and First Class Health Centers
Justin P. Jeffre Click here for more information about this candidate 708 votes 1.7%
  • Occupation: Entertainer/Singer/Songwriter
  • Multi Platinum Recording Artist
  • Recognized Ambassador for Cincinnati
  • Investor
  • Manager for local and national artists
  • People First - ahead of large campaign contributors, political parties or special interests.
  • Open Government - End of backroom deals involving corporate welfare through tax giveaways.
  • Planned progress through job creation for a sustainable future. We must create jobs immune to outsourcing.
Sylvan Grisco Click here for more information about this candidate 130 votes 0.3%
  • Occupation: Retired Shoemaker/Small Business Owner
  • WW II Veteran
  • 55 year resident of community of Madisonville
  • Small Business Owner
  • Boy Scout Leader-Silver Beaver Award
  • President of Madison Villa Board of Trustees
  • Chairperson of Trustees at Korean Madisonville United Methhodist Church
  • Full and Complete Audit of the City of Cincinnati
  • Security- 2 police officers per every square mile of the city
  • Revitalization of the small business districts
Sandra Queen Noble Click here for more information about this candidate 121 votes 0.3%
  • Occupation: fashion designer, law enforcement
  • Community neighborhood: Walnut Hills
  • Education: Jim Crow/George Wallace
  • Health, education, well-being, housing, transportation
  • Employment, Communication, ,Justice Law enforcement
  • Environment in the public best interest

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The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 5 questions on Qualifications, Pressing Issue, Accessiblity, Recycling, and Housing.

Nonpartisan Information


Forum for candidates

Communities United for Action is sponsoring a forum for candidates for Cincinnati mayor and city council to talk about neighborhood environmental issues.

The forum is at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mother of Christ Church, 5301 Winneste Ave., Winton Hills.

Communities United for Action is a coalition of neighborhood and senior citizen groups and churches working to solve neighborhood problems involving environmental issues, crime, drugs, community reinvestment and utilities.

AMOS Mayorial Forum on Aug 16 - watch for more details

DIALOGUE WITH THE MAYORAL CANDIDATES August 17, 2005, 7:00 p.m. at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and Cincinnatus are sponsoring a pre-primary election dialogue with the mayoral candidates. The forum will be structured in a unique dialogue format to allow both candidates and citizens maximum opportunity to discuss issues of community and neighborhood importance prior to the September 13 primary election. It is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17.

The forum will be held at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. and will conclude at 8:30 p.m.

2005 Cincinnati Mayoral Candidate Town Hall Forum CET and Legacy airs live on CET Tuesday, August 30, at 7:30pm Register to be part of the Studio Audience for the Mayorial Forum hosted by CET and Legacy

Sunday Markets on Main September 11 from 11 am - 3 pm Candidates for Mayor, Cincinnati City Council and the School Board have been invited to visit Sunday Markets onMain to hear from you. Sit and share a cup of coffee, debate overa a cold one, or talk issues as you stroll along Main Street. Browse the galleries and bump into your favorit candidate
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