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Hamilton County Democratic Party Endorsements

The Hamilton County Democratic Party has endorsed the following candidates and issues:

  • Cheviot
    • Sam Keller for Mayor
    • Stephanie Hawk for Council
  • Cincinnati
    • Anna Albi for Council
    • Jeff Cramerding for Council
    • Reggie Harris for Council
    • Mark Jeffreys for Council
    • Scotty Johnson for Council
    • Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney for Council
    • Meeka Owens for Council
    • Victoria Parks for Council
    • Seth Walsh for Council
  • Cincinnati School Board
    • Eve Bolton
    • Ben Lindy
    • Kendra Mapp
  • Colerain Township
    • Theresa Harper Kolodzik for Trustee
  • Deer Park
    • Neil Kelly for Council
  • Forest Hills School Board
    • Wendy Stickler Biederman
    • Jason Simmons
  • Forest Park
    • Aharon Brown for Council
    • Wayne Coates for Council
    • Denise Holt for Council
    • Reggie Sylvester for Council
  • Newtown
    • Sarah Donohue for Council
  • North College Hill
    • Tracie Nichols for Mayor
  • Northwest School Board
    • Victoria Lowry
  • Norwood
    • Emily Franzen for Council
    • Susan Hoover for Council
    • Alexis Royse for Council
    • Joseph Geers for President of Council
    • Sam Bowling for 1st Ward Council
    • Candace Winterbauer for 2nd Ward Council
    • Jeff Girton for 3rd Ward Council
    • Keith Moore for Director of Law
  • Norwood School Board
    • Alice Rericha
  • Princeton School Board
    • Gina Ruffin Moore
  • Springdale
    • David Gleaves for Council
  • Springfield Township
    • Sara Braun for Council
  • St. Bernard
    • Nicole Klungle for Council
    • Connor Moreton for Council
  • Symmes Township
    • Karen Brownlee for Trustee



  • District 1
    • Judge Janaya Trotter Bratton
  • District 2
    • Judge Donte Johnson
  • District 3
    • Judge William Mallory
  • District 4
    • Samantha Silverstein


Also vote the issues! 

  • Issue 1 (Reproductive Rights)
    • VOTE YES
  • Issue 2 (Marijuana Legalization)
    • VOTE YES
  • Issue 19 (Zoo Levy Renewal)
    • VOTE YES
  • Issue 20 (Library Levy Renewal)
    • VOTE YES
  • Issue 22 (Sale of Cincinnati Southern Railway)
    • VOTE YES
  • Issue 24 (Housing Tax)
    • VOTE NO

Cincinnati City Council and School Board Endorsement Vote June 20th at 6:00 pm

The CDC will vote to endorse a slate of candidates for CPS School Board and Cincinnati City Council on Tuesday June 20th at 6:00 pm at the Laborer’s Hall, 3457 Montgomery Road, 45207. Two Nominating Committees, one for School Board and another for City Council, will have conducted interviews with each candidate and reviewed candidate questionnaires and backgrounds before making recommendations for endorsement. Please remember only city of Cincinnati precinct executives may vote for City Council endorsements. Precinct executives who live in the CPS district boundary may vote on School Board endorsements. Should you have any questions, please email

City Council & CPS School Board Candidate Notice

The Cincinnati Democratic Committee (CDC) consisting of Precinct Executives elected in the city of Cincinnati, will being the endorsement process for Cincinnati City Council and CPS School Board candidates soon. Elected precinct executives, within the City of Cincinnati and CPS boundaries, have received instructions on how to apply to serve on the nominating committee. The endorsement process will include the following steps: Candidate Questionnaire – If you would like the questionnaire, please send your candidate contact information and which office you are running for to: Candidate Interviews – Candidates must have petition signatures submitted and reported as “Sufficient” by the Hamilton County Board of Elections staff before their endorsement interview. Endorsement Vote – The CDC members will vote on the recommendations of both nominating committees. We will update this information as soon as dates and deadlines are confirmed. Questions regarding this process should be directed to:

April 10 application deadline for City Council, CPS School Board nominating committees

The Cincinnati Democratic Committee is forming nominating committees for city council and CPS school board endorsements. The deadline to apply is April 10 at 5:00 pm. As noted in an email sent to CDC members earlier this week, precinct executives living in the city of Cincinnati who wish to be considered please email the following information:

  • Your name
  • The nominating committee you are applying for (school board or city council)
  • Precinct number and neighborhood
  • Why you wish to serve
  • Your involvement in the Hamilton County Democratic Party

Precinct executives who live outside the city but within the CPS boundary may also apply for the school board nominating committee and have been sent application information. The deadline to apply is April 10 at 5:00 pm

As with the last city council and school board endorsement process, candidates will need their petitions deemed sufficient by the Board of Elections staff before the endorsement interviews in May.