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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. >>
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

Wendell Young (incumbent)

Wendell Young

Background: Cincinnati city council member, retired Cincinnati police officer. Graduate of the Cincinnati Police Academy. Attended the University of Cincinnati. He is endorsed by the Cincinnati Democratic Committee.

On the issues: Young underwent surgery on his aorta last month. WVXU has not been able to reach him for comment on his campaign. But in a written statement published in a 2017 voter's guide issued by the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area, Young said that as the city revisits and revises the 15-year-old Collaborative Agreement, "we should focus on community engagement by utilizing community-based organizations and having them partner with (the Cincinnati Police Department) to manage public safety and community program oriented policing."

You can find more on his campaign website here.