Lesley Jones (non-incumbent)
Background: A pastor and consultant. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science Education from Miami University and a Certificate of Ministry from Lexington Theological Seminary. She is endorsed by the Cincinnati Democratic Committee.
On the issues: "I have spent my life working for the equality of all people,'' she said. "I learned early in life that it pays to uplift others, especially the most vulnerable in our community." She believes that "homeowners in our poorest neighborhoods are unfairly targeted for code enforcement. And the business districts in those neighborhood – if they have business districts at all – lack economic development. She said that, if elected, she would have regular hours throughout the city where residents can come to her with their concerns.