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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

Greg Landsman (non-incumbent)

Greg Landsman

Background: CEO of 767 Group, a child and education advocacy firm; strategic adviser for Cincinnati Preschool Promise, former executive director of the Strive Partnership. A Bachelor of Arts in economics from Ohio University, a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. He is endorsed by the Cincinnati Democratic Committee.

On the issues: "I'm a father, a former teacher, my parents were teachers,'' Landsman said. "I was raised to believe in the value of every child and every family." He says he wants to transform the public transportation system "by adding buses and whatever else the community wants to pay for. We need a system where people can easily hop around the city and a system that will enable people to get to good paying jobs." He believes politics in the city "is broken. People are frustrated by the bickering. We have to put aside our differences and work together to make this city reach its full potential."

You can find more on his campaign website here.

Howard Wilkinson is in his 50th year of covering politics on the local, state and national levels.