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Hamilton County, OH November 8, 2011 Election
Council Member; City of Cincinnati Voter Information

2 Year Term. Salary: $65,699.56

a charter city

Candidates (Vote for 9)
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Roxanne Qualls Click here for more information about this candidate 37,275 votes 8.43%

  • 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
P.G. Sittenfeld Click here for more information about this candidate 30,474 votes 6.89%
  • Occupation: Assistant Director, The Community Learning Center Institute
  • Citizens on Patrol Member
  • Former Cincinnati Enquirer Community Columnist
  • United Way Annual Campaign Division Co-Chair
  • Board Member at the Freestore Foodbank
  • Princeton University, B.A.
  • Oxford University for Graduate Studies on a Marshall Scholarship, M.A.
  • Achieve a balanced budget
  • Create an environment conducive to job creation and economic development
  • Ensure a quality of life that halts our city's population loss
Wendell Young Click here for more information about this candidate 29,067 votes 6.57%
  • Occupation: Cincinnati City Councilmember
  • Cincinnati Police Sergeant: 1967-1992
  • Cincinnati Assistant Director of HR/EEO Officer: 1992-1999
  • Assistant to the Police Academy Commander: 1999-2000
  • Diversity Manager & Training Institute Director/MSD of Greater Cincinnati: 2000-2005
  • High School Teacher, Aiken High School: 2007-2009
  • Former President: The Sentinel Police Association, Cincinnati Branch NAACP, Cincinnati Chapter National Forum for Black Public Admin (two-time)
  • Neighborhood and Job Development
  • Improving City Services and Public Safety
  • Good Government and Fiscal Reform
Cecil Thomas Click here for more information about this candidate 28,892 votes 6.53%
  • Occupation: Council Member
  • (Ret.) Police Officer, Cincinnati Police Department
  • (Former) Executive Director, Cincinnati Human Relations Commission
  • (Former) President, Sentinel Police Association
  • Lifetime Member, Fraternal Order of Police
  • Three-Term Member, Cincinnati City Council
  • Law Enforcement Technology Degree, University of Cincinnati
  • Public Safety
  • Employment (through Education and Economic Development)
  • Green Environment
Charlie Winburn Click here for more information about this candidate 28,829 votes 6.52%
  • Occupation: Cincinnati City Councilmember
  • Bachelors Degree from University of Cincinnati in Urban Management
  • Masters Degree from University of Cincinnati in Social Foundations of Education
  • Previously served 7 years on Cincinnati City Council
  • Served 6 years on Ohio Civil Rights Commission
  • Certificate in Authentic Leadership Development from Harvard Business School
  • Executive Pastor of Renew Community Church
  • Job Creation and Economic Vitality
  • Business Retention and Recruitment/Small Business Development
  • Right-Size Government
Laure Quinlivan Click here for more information about this candidate 27,422 votes 6.20%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner, Video Production
  • Chair, Mayor's Green Steering Committee
  • Chair, Quality of Life Committee, City Council
  • Peabody Award Winning I-Team Reporter, WCPO-TV 1995-2007
  • Wife & Mother, with children in Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Miami University, Oxford, OH Graduate
  • Member of Mt. Lookout & Columbia Tusculum Community Councils
  • Create Jobs
  • Help Neighborhoods
  • Streamline Government
Yvette Renee Simpson Click here for more information about this candidate 27,204 votes 6.15%
  • Occupation: Attorney/College Administrator
  • Director, Pre-Law Program, Miami University
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • B.A. & B.S. Miami University
  • YWCA Rising Star and Board Member
  • Business Courier, Forty Under 40
  • Urban League Board Member
  • Promoting and Developing Neighborhoods
  • Economic and Business Development (Job Creation)
  • Efficient and Effective Government
Christopher E. C. Smitherman Click here for more information about this candidate 23,760 votes 5.37%
  • Occupation: Financial Planner
  • The School for Creative and Performing Arts
  • The Ohio State University Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Bowling Green State University MA
  • Balance Budget
  • Police and Fire
  • Cincinnati Pension Fund
Chris Seelbach Click here for more information about this candidate 23,484 votes 5.31%
  • Occupation: CFO & VP, The Seidewitz Group
  • Graduate of Xavier University & University of Dayton Law School
  • Former campaign manager and City Hall staffer for Vice Mayor David Crowley
  • Leader in the effort to repeal Article XII from Cincinnati's City Charter
  • Homeowner and active community member of Over-the-Rhine
  • Reversing Population Loss & Creating Jobs
  • Investing in Neighborhood Business Districts
  • Repairing & Revitalizing Our Transportation Infrastructure
Chris Bortz Click here for more information about this candidate 22,044 votes 4.98%
  • Occupation: Councilmember
  • Real Estate Developer/Attorney
  • Chair, Planning Partnership
  • Board member, Breakthrough Collaborative
  • Board of Trustees, Cincinnati Country Day School
  • Board Memeber, JCRC
  • Economic Development
  • Regional Cooperation/Consolidation
  • Schoalrship Program
Kevin Flynn Click here for more information about this candidate 21,828 votes 4.94%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • UC Law School Professor
  • Chairman of the Board - Drake Center
  • LaSalle High & McAuley High Boards
  • Variety of other Charitable Boards
  • Member, Citizens on Patrol
  • Member, Task Force on Reform of County Government
  • Budget - To Protect the Safety of the Public
  • Budget - To Preserve Our Neighborhoods and Stop Blight
  • Budget - To Promote Job Growth and Economic Development
Amy Murray Click here for more information about this candidate 21,433 votes 4.85%
  • Occupation: Cincinnati City Councilwoman/Small Business Owner
  • Business Owner - The Japan Consulting Group
  • Procter and Gamble - 14 years Global Customer Business Development (1986-2000)
  • Hyde Park Neighborhood Council - Past President
  • BA in Economics - Arizona State University
  • Economic Development - keep existing companies and attract new businesses
  • Public Safety - keeping our streets and neighborhoods safe
  • Advocate for the taxpayer - lower taxes and reasonable spending
Leslie Ghiz Click here for more information about this candidate 20,719 votes 4.68%
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Neighborhood: North Avondale
  • Education: Juris Doctorate
  • Started own law firm, Ghiz Law, LLC
  • Former Chief Labor Negotiator for the City
  • 2005 Business Courier Forty Under Forty Class
  • Creating a safer Cincinnati in which to live and work by reducing the crime rate and enhancing public safety forces
  • Increasing our quality of life by creating and retaining jobs and supporting business growth
  • Bringing fiscal solvency to Cincinnati and serving the important role as watchdog for how our tax dollars are spent
Wayne Lippert Click here for more information about this candidate 18,397 votes 4.16%
  • Occupation: Principal, Financial Advisory Services, Truepoint, Inc.
  • Principal of Truepoint Inc, a fee-only, wealth advisory firm
  • Vice President, SoundView Technology Group, Old Greenwich, CT
  • Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Rob Portman, Washington DC
  • Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Kogod School of Business at The American University
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Structurally balancing our budget
  • Creating and retaining jobs in our city
  • Keeping our streets safe
Jason P Riveiro Click here for more information about this candidate 18,174 votes 4.11%
  • Occupation: Publisher
  • MBA, Xavier University, expected 2013
  • BA, University of St. Thomas, 2004
  • Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board
  • Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC)
  • NAACP Freedom Fighter Award
  • Top 40 Under 40, Business Courier
  • Small/Start Up Business Growth
  • Eliminating Blight
  • Steer council's focus to more legislative efforts and less executive branch responsibilities
Mike Allen Click here for more information about this candidate 16,598 votes 3.75%
  • Occupation: Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Hamilton County Prosecutor
  • Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge
  • UC/City of Cincinnati Police Officer
  • Captain, US Army Reserve, JAG
  • Talbert House Advisory Board (current)
  • Legal Analyst, WXIX-TV, WLW-AM
  • Public Safety
  • Budget Sanity
  • Economic Development
Nicholas Hollan Click here for more information about this candidate 14,628 votes 3.31%
  • Occupation: Owner, Valley Dental LLC
  • Small business owner
  • Founding Board Member, Westwood Works
  • Board Member, Invest In Neighborhoods
  • Committed to creating a responsible budget
  • Focused on promoting public safety
  • Neighborhood revitalization through human services
Catherine Smith Mills Click here for more information about this candidate 13,513 votes 3.06%
  • Occupation: Strategic Development and Purchasing, Mills Fence Company
  • MPA, Public Policy and Non-Profit Management
  • BA, International Affairs
  • Forty Under 40, Class of 2011
  • Hamilton County Elderly Services Board Member
  • Cincinnatus Association Member
  • Mt. Lookout Community Council Member
  • Mills Means Jobs: Job Creation, Retention & Economic Development
  • Fixing the Budget with Common Sense, Fiscal Values
  • Safe and Clean Streets with Input from Citizens Who Live There
Patricia A. "Pat" McCollum Click here for more information about this candidate 6,180 votes 1.40%
  • Occupation: Licensed Social Worker
  • Master Degree- Community Health Planning and Administration
  • Certified Clinical Criminal Justice Specialist
  • Certified Counselor
  • Vice President Greater Cincinnati Chapter Of Black Social Workers
  • Regional Coordinator for Parent Advocate Connection
  • Adjunct Professor U. C. and Union Institute and University
  • Health and Safety of children and seniors
  • Revitalization of the City of Cincinnati through job creation and neighborhood development
  • Job retention and benefits
Kathy Atkinson Click here for more information about this candidate 5,012 votes 1.13%
  • Occupation: Education Program Director
  • B.S. Psychology, Wright State University
  • Walnut Hills Area Council, Board President
  • Walnut Hills Business Group, Executive Committee
  • Greater Cincinnati Workforce Network
  • Hard2Hire Network
  • Center for Progressive Leadership, 2009 Fellow
  • Balancing City budget while ensuring the delivery of a full range of quality services that makes Cincinnati a liveable city
  • Job growth and economic recovery City-wide though business growth/expansion/attraction
  • Repopulating the City
Jacqueline Allen 4,555 votes 1.03%
Sandra Queen Noble Click here for more information about this candidate 2,726 votes 0.62%
  • Occupation: Law Enforcement Officer (Security)
  • jim crow education K thru 12
  • PhD: Poor hungry and Dangerous. (GED)
  • Political Rapper: Sander Dangerously or Sandra D. Latest rap: Affirmative Action. A Fashion Designer. Latest design: Tails
  • Special Education Assistant, Paraprofessional Mental Health Worker Training and Public Speaking certificates
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Orlando Welborn (write-in) 33 votes 0.01%

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