• Wed. May 12th, 2021

Aftab Pureval submits petitions for mayoral race

Front of Cincinnati City Hall. Photo by John Alexander Reese

By Allie Watters

Aftab Pureval. Photo provided

Aftab Pureval has submitted nominating petitions to run for mayor of Cincinnati.

“In less than three weeks, our campaign has engaged thousands of Cincinnatians — through our Zoom town halls, petition signatures, phone banking and in door-to-door conversation,” said Allie Watters, the Aftab for Mayor campaign manager.

“Weʼre excited to submit nominating petitions and look forward to discussing important issues facing all Cincinnatians on the campaign trail,” Watters said.       

“Aftabʼs campaign is focused on a recovery from COVID that grows our economy and benefits all Cincinnatians. Our campaign is about building a Cincinnati that works for every person and having a robust presence in every neighborhood.”

Pureval is the first Democrat elected as the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts in over 100 years. In that position, he ended the officeʼs nepotism and cronyism; saved taxpayers millions of dollars and expanded services.

Previously, Pureval worked at Procter & Gamble. He earned his law degree at the University of Cincinnati. He has been awarded the NAACP Theodore Berry Award for Service and has been recognized by the Business Courier as one of its 40 under 40.