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23 candidates make November Council race

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Cincinnati voters will select from 23 candidates for their new City Council in the November election.

Three seats will be open, including those of Republican Charlie Winburn, who is term-limited out; Democrat Yvette Simpson, who is running for mayor; and Kevin Flynn of the Charter Committee, who is not running for re-election after one-term.

The Hamilton County Board of Elections checked candidates’ petitions Tuesday, and was to certify them Wednesday.

Four candidates failed to make the ballot for failure to obtain the required 500 signatures of Cincinnati voters. They are Theo Barnes, Herschal Chalk Jr., Peterson W. Mingo, and Beverly J. Odoms.

The candidates on the ballot include six incumbents – Democrats David Mann, Chris Seelbach, Wendell Young and P.G. Sittenfeld; one Republican, Amy Murray; and one independent, Christopher Smitherman.

The Democrats have also endorsed non-incumbents Ozie Davis, Tamaya Dennard, Lesley Jones, Michelle Dillingham, and Greg Landsman.

The Republican Party has endorsed Murray, and newcomers Jeff Pastor and Seth Maney.

The Charter Committee has endorsed Derek Bauman and Henry Frondorf, along with Democrats Mann and Dennard, and Republican Murray.

Candidates running without party endorsements are Laure Quintin, Tamie Sullivan, Kelli Prather, Tonya Dumas, Brian Garry, Manuel Foggie, Cristina Burcica, and Erica L. Black-Johnson.

The full slater of City Council candidates includes Derek Bauman, Erica L. Black-Johnson, Cristina Burcica, Ozie Davis, Tamaya Dennard, Michelle Dillingham, Tonya Dumas, Manuel Foggie, Henry Frondorf, Brian Garry, Lesley Jones, Greg Landsman, David Mann, Amy Murray, Jeff Pastor, Kelli Prather, Laure Quinlivan, Chris Seelbach, P.G. Sittenfeld, Christopher E.C. Smitherman, Tamie Sullivan, Dadrien Washington (Write-in), and Wendell Young.

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