Ozie Davis (non-incumbent)
Background: A lifelong resident of Avondale, Davis earned a graduate degree and a law degree from Indiana University. He is the founding executive director of the Avondale Comprehensive Development Corporation. He spent two years as a community liaison with former congressman Steve Driehaus, working with the African-American, faith-based, Latino and African communities. Davis is endorsed by the Cincinnati Democratic Committee.
On the issues: "We have to change the way we behave in politics," he said. "I call it A.R.T. – Authenticity, Respectful and Trustworthy. There is way too much phoniness in politics; and City Hall is no exception." He has been actively involved in the anti-poverty initiative convened by Mayor John Cranley, drawing on his two decades of experiences as a program analyst at United Way. "Our city is going in the right direction," Davis said. "I've been encouraging people to get involved in this anti-poverty effort." Davis said he would make a good addition to council "because I have worked with people in every neighborhood in the city, east and west. It makes no difference – we all want the same thing, the chance to make a good living for our families and public safety."