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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. >>
Politics
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

Manuel Foggie (non-incumbent)

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Manuel Foggie

Background: Private investigator, volunteer firefighter, district manager for Cricket Wireless. A student at Mount St. Joseph University and a graduate of Northwest High School.

On the issues: At the age of 20, Foggie is the youngest candidate on the ballot. He says that as a young adult, "I can bring fresh ideas, a different perspective." Cincinnati, he said, "is not a bad city; it is just not keeping pace with the needs of so many of its people and people are feeling left out." He wants to work on improving the Metro bus system, even if it means finding a new funding source, such as an increase in the county sales tax. "One thing that needs to happen with the bus system is new routes," Foggie said. "You shouldn't have to go through Government Square downtown to get from Northside to Walnut Hills."

You can find more on his campaign website here.