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By Gerald Checco
Chief of Staff
Councilman David Mann’s Office
Councilmember David Mann has filed his petitions at the Hamilton County Board of Elections as a candidate to be mayor of Cincinnati in this year’s election.
“It has been my great honor to serve my country and city for 32 years as navy officer, member of council, mayor and member of Congress. I count public service as a high privilege with enormous responsibilities to do the public’s business with principled decisions made with integrity.
Mann said, “The city has hit a tough patch unlike any I have ever seen. Public trust in City Council is understandably low. Cincinnati was once considered the best governed city in the country. Our beloved City has taken incredible hits in recent months with three out of nine members of council indicted on serious federal charges. The highest priority for the next mayor of Cincinnati must be to restore honor at City Hall and bring good government back to Cincinnati.
“The pandemic is taking lives and is imposing a terrible economic cost. Continuing racial disparities in housing, poverty, unemployment, life expectancy, vulnerability to crime and criminal justice leave us still a Tale of Two Cities, instead of one united community.
“I have tried every day of my work to make smart, thoughtful decisions in the public interest as God has given me the wisdom and courage to do so. In all things political, balance is critical as we navigate a correct path given competing arguments and interests.
“My experience, talents and reputation for collaboration are well suited to leading a council which will be one of the least experienced and youngest in history. I offer stability at a moment when it is most needed at City Hall.
“I look forward to offering my vision for the future of our great city as the campaign unfolds.”