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Hamilton County, OH November 8, 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 council member, 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.

a charter city

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Mark L. Mallory Click here for more information about this candidate 36,201 votes 51.82%

  • Occupation: Ohio's 9th Senate district in the Ohio General Assembly
  • Neighborhood:
  • 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)
David Pepper Click here for more information about this candidate 33,664 votes 48.18%
  • Occupation: Attorney, Cincinnati City Council member
  • Neighborhood: Mt. Adams
  • Education: 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

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  Candidates Answer Questions

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


Cincinnati Enquirer: Election Calendar

The "Meet the Candidates" evening sponsored by Clifton Town Meeting will be held on Monday, October 24, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. at the Clifton Recreation Center, 320 McAlpin Avenue in Clifton. Invited are candidates for Cincinnati Mayor, Cincinnati City Council and Cincinnati School Board.

October 25, 2005 Tuesday Cincinnati Mayoral Candiate Town Hall Meeting/Candidate Forum 7:00 pm at Este Conference Center 6720 Este Avenue free to public Hosted By: League Of Women Voters Cincinnati, WLWT Channel 5, and Este Conference Center

November 1, 2005 2005 Cincinnati Mayoral Debate
Five members of the media serving Cincinnati and the surrounding area are partnering to produce and promote a mayoral candidate multi-media debate on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. The Business Courier, CET, Cincinnati Herald, CityBeat, and 91.7 WVXU will co-produce an interactive, live CET television production featuring David Pepper and Mark Mallory. 91.7 WVXU will simulcast the broadcast. The Business Courier, CityBeat and Cincinnati Herald will each promote and feature the debate leading up to Nov. 1 in anticipation of Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. The CET/91.7 WVXU broadcasts will feature a media panel of representatives from each of the collaborative partners, questioning the two candidates and engaging the audience. The production may also include a live studio audience equipped with touchpad polling capabilities to record and display instant reaction to the candidates' exchange. Through a special edition of the Courier PULSE (the monthly online business sentiment survey), the combined audiences of readers, viewers and listeners will be asked their opinions and given the chance to suggest questions for the media panel. Register now to be considered for the studio audience. We will contact you to confirm your acceptance. Seating is limited. There is no cost.
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Partisan Information

Hamilton County Republican Party

Hamilton County Democratic Party

Charter Committee
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