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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

Tamaya Dennard (non-incumbent)

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Tamaya Dennard

Background: Works for Design Impact, a non-profit organization. Former aide to Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld. A graduate of Aiken High School, studied abroad in France and Spain. Holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and international business from the Carl H. Lindner School of Business at the University of Cincinnati. She is endorsed by the Cincinnati Democratic Committee and by the Charter Committee.

On the issues: She said she wants to see a city council that "puts aside its differences and works for the common good. I'm progressive; I'm a liberal, but if somebody has a good idea I don't care what party designation they have behind their name." She said the diversity of her support shows in that she is the only candidate endorsed by Our Revolution, an organization founded by Bernie Sanders, and was designated as one of nine candidates whose positions are "highly aligned" with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.

You can find more on her campaign website here.