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Hamilton County, OH September 10, 2013 Election
Mayor; City of Cincinnati Voter Information

4 Year Term.

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

Results as of Oct 17 8:24pm

Top 2 Runoff on 11/05/2013

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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John Cranley Click here for more information about this candidate 6,435 votes 55.7%

  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Juris Doctorate, Harvard Law School
  • Masters of Theological Studies, Harvard University
  • Bachelors of Art in Political Science and Philosophy, John Carroll University
  • Job Growth - Reform City Hall to make investment easier, work with proven partners, and invest in job training for the unemployed
  • Restore Fiscal Order - In light of Moody's downgrade & pension crisis cancel the streetcar and other unnecessary spending to balance the budget
  • Safer Neighborhoods - Hire more police and firefighters and implement community oriented problem solving to reduce the violence
Roxanne Qualls Click here for more information about this candidate 4,307 votes 37.2%
  • Occupation: Vice Mayor and Realtor
  • Council member - 2007 to present
  • Mayor - 1993-1999 (council member 1991-1999)
  • Master of Public Administration Harvard 2002
  • Director Cincinnati Ohio Citizen Action 1985-1991
  • Executive Director Women Helping Women
  • Director Northern Kentucky Rape Crisis Center
  • Improving the quality of life in all Cincinnati neighborhoods
  • Investing in jobs and residential development to make Cincinnati's local economy globally competitive
  • Equitably and responsibly managing public resources
Jim Berns Click here for more information about this candidate 572 votes 4.9%
  • Occupation: Company President
  • Doctor School of Hard Experience
  • Stop the growth of Government
  • Re-Legalize Marijuana
  • Stop the Decline of Cincinnati and our Citizens Jobs
Queen Noble 249 votes 2.2%

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