Saturday, March 07, 2020

March 2020 Cincinnati City Council Candidates Update

Well, a little shake up on City Council that no one expected over the last month.  Republicans "selected" someone for Amy Murray's seat and a member of council, Tamaya Dennard, resigned after being charged with bribery, but has now been replaced.  All the while a primary election was cancelled due to COVID-19.

So, nothing much to worry about.  The delay in the primary puts off any campaigning and fundraising and really little else is going on outside of how self consciously one is about drinking alone while physical/socially distancing,

I don't know if other candidates are going to use this time home to develop campaign strategy, but that may be the only thing possible for City Politics.

Incumbents Eligible to Run
Greg Landsman (D)*
Jeff Pastor (R)*
Betsy Sundermann (R)*
Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney (D)*

Announced Candidates
Jeff Cramerding (D)
Michelle Dillingham (D)
James Jenkins (I)
Brian Garry (D)
Jalen Alford (D?)
Bill Frost (C)

Prior Candidates Likely to Run
Derek Bauman (D,C)
Laure Quinlivan (D)
Henry Frondorf (D,C)
Seth Maney (R)
Kelli Prather (D)

Prior Candidates Who Might Run
Ozie Davis III (D)
Cristina Burcica (I)
Manuel Foggie (I?)
Tamie Sullivan (R,I ?)
Leslie Jones (D)
Tonya Dumas (D)
Erica Black-Johnson (I)

Rumored Or Speculated Candidates
Cam Hardy (D,C,I ?)
Matt Woods (C)
Dadrien Washington (D)
Derrick D. Blassingame (R)
Liz Keating (R)
Steve Goodin (R)

Candidate Twitter List: I have created a list of candidates on Twitter. Here is the actual list Twitter handles for the candidates.

As always:  If anyone has any other names please send them my way ( or if anyone named above wants to confirm they are not running, I'll remove them future postings of this list. If there are other social media or full websites I don't list, send them along as well.

* = Incumbent
‡ = On Ballot (signatures turned in)
D= Democratic Party
R= Republican Party
C= Charter Committee (aka Charter Party)
G= Green Party
I= Independent
?= I am speculating based on my reading of the information and observations available to me.