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Hamilton County, OH November 3, 2009 Election
Mayor; City of Cincinnati Voter Information

4 Year Term. Salary: $121,291.50

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 Mallory Click here for more information about this candidate 38,645 votes 54.34%

  • Occupation: Mayor of Cincinnati
  • State Senator
  • State Representative
  • Economic Development
  • Public Safety
  • Neighborhoods
Brad Wenstrup Click here for more information about this candidate 32,424 votes 45.59%
  • Occupation: Partner and Podiatrist - Wellington Orthopedic
  • Major, United States Army Reserve
  • The Bronze Star Medal
  • Combat Action Badge
  • B.A. Psychology - University of Cincinnati
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine - William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago, Illinois
  • Founder - Thank America First Foundation
  • Promoting Jobs & Economic Development
  • Reducing Government Waste & Spending
  • Improving Transparency and Accountability
Tom Chandler (Write-In) 51 votes 0.07%
(This candidate has not responded to SmartVoter)

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