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SPOTLIGHT: Your 2021 voter guide to Cincinnati's races for mayor, City Council, school board and more ahead of Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 2. >>
With three seats open, the race for Cincinnati City Council was bound to draw a crowd. There are 23 candidates on the ballot, all aiming to be among the top nine finishers elected to four-year terms. There are no party designations on the ballot, but all three of Cincinnati's political parties - the Democratic Party, the Republican Party and the Charter Committee - endorse slates of candidates.Click on a name below or at right to learn more about a candidate.Derek Bauman | Erica Black-Johnson | Cristina Burcica | Ozie Davis | Tamaya Dennard | Michelle Dillingham | Tonya Dumas | Manuel Foggie | Henry Frondorf | Brian Garry | Lesley Jones | Greg Landsman | Seth Maney | David Mann | Amy Murray | Jeff Pastor | Kelli Prather | Laure Quinlivan | Chris Seelbach | P.G. Sittenfeld | Christopher Smitherman | Tamie Sullivan | Wendell Young |Related:A Large Field Of Candidates Running For Four Seats On Cincinnati School Board

Amy Murray (incumbent)

City of Cincinnati
Amy Murray

Background: Cincinnati council member, and former Procter & Gamble Global Business Development Manager. Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Arizona State University.On the issues: Near the top of her list of issues that the next council must work on is replacement of the crumbling Western Hills Viaduct, in coordination with Hamilton County and, hopefully, with the help of state and federal government. "It's not a sexy issue, but it must be replaced," Murray said. "It is a hazard." She was not a supporter of building the streetcar, but as chair of council's transportation committee, she has an oversight role to play in running it. "We may not have liked it in the beginning, but we all have a stake in seeing this succeed," Murray said. "If we shut it down, we would have to pay back a whole lot of money to the federal government."

You can read more on her campaign website here.