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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

Laure Quinlivan (non-incumbent)

Laure Quinlivan

Background: Former city council member, former TV journalist. Filmmaker and small business owner. Bachelor of Science in communications from Miami University.

On the issues: "'Cleaner, greener, smarter,' has been my theme,'' Quinlivan said. "I am the only candidate out there talking consistently about environmental issues and sustainability." She wants to see the city create a "green jobs task force" to seek out developers of environmentally-sound businesses in the neighborhoods. She said that when she talks to people in the city "the issue that comes up over and over again is the development coming into their neighborhoods. They feel like it is coming in at the last minute; and that they have no say in it." People in the neighborhoods must be involved in development projects from the beginning and through to completion, she said.

You can find more on her campaign website here.