February 24, 2021

CDC Endorsement Information for City Council and School Board Candidates

The Cincinnati Democratic Committee, made up of all Precinct Executives in the city, is organizing for our city and school elections this year. 

Over the past several years, the Hamilton County Democratic Party has worked hard to run coordinated campaigns each cycle to elect a slate of candidates for both city and county offices. 

Endorsed candidates are expected to support the coordinated campaign financially, participating in coordinated paid advertising, GOTV activities and organizing your campaign’s volunteers for election day poll coverage to distribute the slate card. 

The endorsement process will begin with the selection of the nominating committees in mid/late March. There will be two separate nominating committees: one for School Board and one for City Council. Candidate interviews will occur in April/May.  The CDC membership will vote on the nominating committees’ recommendations in May, unless the process concludes earlier than expected.  The timing will vary based on the number of candidates that wish to be considered, time for the completion of questionnaires and scheduling interviews.  

CANDIDATES: Please review this important information: 




As in previous election cycles, we pledge a fair and transparent process as we consider endorsements. We look forward to a strong coordinated campaign to be sure we elect Democrats to our city and school board leadership.