David Mann (incumbent)
Background: An attorney, he was on city council from 1974 to 1992, serving his final year as mayor. In 1992, he was elected to the U.S. House, but lost the seat two years later to Republican Steve Chabot. He returned to politics in 2013 and was elected to city council, where he serves as vice mayor. Mann is a U.S. Navy veteran who went to Harvard Law School. Mann has the endorsements of the Cincinnati Democratic Committee and the Charter Committee.
On the issues: "There are a lot of great things happening in this city, but there is still much to do,'' Mann said. "We are, in a lot of ways, a world-class city, but we can't get all the way there until we address some of the disparities in our city.'' Mann is the city's representative on the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition; and believes that, in some ways, heroin is the city's most serious problem. He favors a four-front approach: controlling the supply, prevention and public education, harm reduction, and treatment.