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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

Erica Black-Johnson (non-incumbent)

Erica Black-Johnson

Background: Small business owner, entrepreneur. A bachelor's degree in public administration with a minor in professional writing from Capital University. A graduate of Mt. Healthy High School.

On the issues: She said she is concerned that many Cincinnati neighborhoods are missing out on opportunities for economic development. "There are some neighborhoods that don't have a community council, much less a neighborhood development corporation." She said that while 3CDC has been good at revitalizing Downtown and Over-the-Rhine, "I would ask 3CDC to share their knowledge with other neighborhoods in the city, so they can benefit from new development too. I would love to see our citizens become more knowledgeable about economic development."

You can find more on her campaign website here.