Tonya Dumas (non-incumbent)
Background: Former employee of Cincinnati Public Schools. Owns and operates a home décor business. A bachelor's in Liberal Arts from Xavier University, concentrating on organizational leadership and a minor in gender and diversity studies.
On the issues: Transportation is an issue Dumas is concerned about. She believes the current bus system is inadequate to meet the demands of its users and needs to expand the number of routes. "If you are poor and don't have a car and all the good jobs are out in the suburbs, it would take you hours and hours to get to one of those jobs by bus," she said. One problem, she said, is that the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), which runs the Metro bus system, currently has no members who routinely use a bus to get to and from work.