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Deadline to register to vote:
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Early Voting

Early voting begins Wednesday, October 12 and runs through Monday, November 7.

Vote By Mail

Request an absentee ballot here and mail to the Hamilton County Board of Elections no later than Monday, November 7.

Election Day

Polls will be open Tuesday, November 8 from 6:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Hamilton County Democratic Party Endorsed Candidates

State Senator

David Dallas (District 7)

David Dallas, Democrat for the Ohio State Senate 7 th District, supports big-tent Democratic Party principles supported by a representative government that works for all constituents. Priorities include access to good jobs with fair wages, universal health and childcare, affordable housing, renewable energy and sensible laws that balance civil liberties with public safety. He and his wife of 33 years reside in Cincinnati where they raised their two sons.

Catherine Ingram (District 9)

Catherine Ingram is a proud American and Ohioan. She has dedicated her life to service and the security of this nation. She is honored to serve The House of Representatives in the 32 District. She has dedicated herself to the people of her district and Ohio. She is a former Cincinnati School Board Member. Serving as a Board Member, she worked to support our children and access to education for over twenty years. During her tenure she worked on policies, laws, and legislation to deliver quality education. Her work in business, non-profits, real estate, instructor and community services has informed her leadership to deliver and vote for Ohioan’s first.

State Representative

Dani Isaacsohn (District 24)

As the son of immigrants whose grandfather was on one of the last boats out of Hitler’s Europe, Dani is deeply grateful for the opportunities this country and this city have given his family. He is committed to seeing those opportunities extended to everyone in Cincinnati, especially to fellow Cincinnatians to whom they have long been denied.

Cecil Thomas (District 25)

A product of a working-class family, Senator Cecil Thomas was born in rural Alabama in 1952. At the age of 8, Cecil’s family fled in the middle of the night after the Klu Klux Klan came to lynch his father. Luckily, his father wasn’t home. That experience led to Cecil’s commitment to public service ever since.

Re-Elect Rep. Sedrick Denson (District 26)

State Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati) is a third generation Cincinnatian who has dedicated his entire career to empowering, leading and serving the citizens of Cincinnati. He currently represents Ohio’s 33rd House District.

Rachel Baker (District 27)

Rachel is a mom of three children, a former social worker, a pediatric nurse, and a PhD-prepared nurse researcher. She also serves as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) serving children who are experiencing abuse and neglect. She’s spent her career serving others and is excited to continue to serve her community at the statehouse. Her passions include advocating for fair and fully funded public education, advocating for fair districting, and combating extremism in the statehouse. By bringing true public service to Ohio’s government, she aims to work for a government that serves everyday Ohioans.

Re-Elect Rep. Jessica Miranda (District 28)

Jessica Miranda is a mother of three, a small business owner, and the proud Representative of Ohio House District 28. As a lifelong resident of Southwest Ohio, Jessica is proud to represent the place she calls home. After a narrow victory in 2018, Jessica has spent every day in the Statehouse fighting for education and jobs for the #Great28. She has introduced legislation to support common sense gun safety, public school counselors, and veterans who are victims of suicide. In addition to developing a strong legislative record, Rep. Miranda has transformed constituent services in her office, proving that she is a public servant, not a politician.

Alissa Mayhaus (District 30)

Alissa Mayhaus is a proud Cincinnatian and a University of Cincinnati alumna. While looking for work after a pandemic layoff, she decided to come home to Cincinnati. Alissa has long been involved in community action and non-profit work, regularly volunteering for women’s health organizations and domestic violence shelters. After finding that no Democrat was challenging the incumbent Republican in her State House district for the 2020 election, she decided to put her project management expertise to use and become a first time candidate in 2022. Alissa believes that a stronger, more equitable Ohio is possible for all of us, and she will work to ensure that all of the voices of District 30 are heard in the State House.

First District Court of Appeals

Jennifer Kinsley

Jennifer Kinsley is one of the nation’s leading constitutional law practitioners and scholars.  For more than 22 years, she has represented a broad range of clients, from successful business owners to people living in poverty, to ensure that their rights are protected and their voices heard.

County Commissioner

Re-Elect Stephanie Summerow Dumas

She has over a 40 year history as a licensed social worker in the field of mental health. Her vast experience allowed her to create her own company, Strategic Consulting. Ms. Summerow Dumas served the duties of vice-mayor 6 years and mayor 6 years in Forest Park, Ohio for a total of 12 years. She also served as the Village Manager of Lincoln Heights, Ohio for 4 years. She was elected in 2018 to become a Hamilton County Commissioner. This election made her the first African American Commissioner in the history of Hamilton County. In addition she became the first African American Woman Commissioner in the history of the State of Ohio.

County Auditor

Brigid Kelly

Brigid Kelly grew up in Norwood. After graduating from Saint Ursula, she earned degrees from both the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. She’s made her career here and chose to call Hamilton County “home” for many of the same reasons we do. She serves as the State Representative for Ohio’s 31st House district. Her district includes much of Hamilton County — Amberley, Clifton, Coryville, CUF, East Walnut Hills, Evanston, Madisonville, Norwood, Oakley, Silverton, St. Bernard, and parts of Avondale, Columbia Twp., Hyde Park, Mt. Auburn, Northside, and Walnut Hills. Brigid is the communications director for the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Local 700. In her role, she represents 13,000 members in the grocery and food processing industries across the Midwest.

Clerk of Courts

Pavan Parikh

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Pavan has dedicated his life to serving others. A graduate of Princeton High School, Xavier University, and the Saint Louis University School of Law, Pavan chose to pursue a career in public service because he believes it is his duty to give back to his community. Pavan served as Chief Legal Council in the Ohio Minority Caucus, an in-house attorney for Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, and is a member of the National Guard. He was appointed to serve as the Clerk of Courts in December of 2021.

Member of State Board of Education

Katie Hofmann

Katie Hofmann is a retired public school teacher, Union member, and a long-time public education champion. Katie received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Federation of Teachers for supporting women in the workplace. She is an advocate for quality education for all students including fine arts and physical education. Her campaign is endorsed by the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers.

Court of Common Pleas

Re-Elect Judge Jody Luebbers

Judge Luebbers is a judge for the people. Judge Jody Luebbers currently serves as a judge on the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, a position she has held since 2008. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Luebbers was an assistant Hamilton County prosecutor and was the Chief Assistant Prosecutor of the Municipal Court division. She also worked at the law firm of Fox & Fox LPA practicing in civil litigation and criminal defense.

Re-Elect Judge Tom Heekin

Judge Tom Heekin’s Hamilton County roots run deep. From a young age, Tom’s family, especially his father who also served as a Hamilton County Judge, fostered a dedication to public service. That commitment is what drove Tom to attend the University of Cincinnati’s Law School and work as a county prosecutor after graduating. Tom then left to begin a criminal defense private practice with his brother. There, he honed his commission to equitable justice under the law. Tom is also proud to have been one of the individuals who helped found the Newport Aquarium, a fixture of the Greater Cincinnati culture and economy. Judge Heekin lives in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Cincinnati. His sons Alec and Connor attend the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University, respectively.

Thomas O. Beridon

Tom Beridon’s entire legal career has been dedicated to the proposition that everyone deserves equal access to justice. The breadth of his legal experience makes him uniquely and unquestionably qualified to continue to serve as your judge in the Court of Common Pleas. Tom Beridon is currently a Magistrate for the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas and served as a Common Pleas Judge from 2018 to 2020.

Bernard Mundy

Bernard’s humble journey began in Avondale at Rockdale Academy. From there, his journey led to the hallways and classrooms of Walnut Hills High School and then University of Miami, Oxford. Next, ity was law school at the University of Cincinnati, College of Law. Bernard has been practicing nearly 30 years as a criminal defense attorney advocating for the most marginalized in our society. He is running for Judge to add his voice and experience to the power structure in Hamilton County, Ohio to ensure equal justice for all.

Court of Common Pleas (Juvenile Division)

Rickell Howard Smith

Rickell is an experienced civil rights attorney, child advocate, and juvenile law expert. She began her legal career as a Legal Aid attorney representing clients in eviction, housing discrimination and subsidized housing matters. Her expertise and balanced perspective made her a highly-demanded juvenile law expert locally and nationally. Rickell understands the long-term impact of the Juvenile Court’s decisions on children, families and communities.  Her experience taught her that youth interventions must center the voices and solutions developed by youth and their support systems. Rickell lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two children and fur babies – Andre and Ziva.

Court of Common Pleas (Domestic Relations Division)

Anne B. Flottman

Anne Flottman is running for Judge of the Hamilton County Domestic Relations Court to put her experience, expertise, and dedication to work for the children and families of Hamilton County. Domestic Relations Court is where our county residents go for issues related to ending a marriage, such as support, custody, and property division. It is also the court that hears protection orders when there is domestic violence occurring in a family or household. In addition to practicing in the field of family law for more than twenty years, Anne is a retired teacher, former Warren County Magistrate Judge, and mom of three boys.

Manisha Kotian

Manisha has focused her career and practice on family law. She is entrenched with the Court of Domestic Relations and the laws under which it operates. Manisha has been mediating, negotiating and litigating family law cases in Hamilton County for over 25 years. This is not a stepping stone or a change in career for Manisha. She knows how to help families in crisis and knows the changes that need to be made to help make Hamilton County Domestic Relations a better court for Hamilton County residents.