2021 Cincinnati City Council race

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The Hamilton County Democratic Party has been "reprimanded" by the state party for the way its Cincinnati Democratic Committee conducted its virtual meeting to endorse Cincinnati council candidates.


It took a public corruption of major proportions to bring Cincinnati's Charter Committee out of its decades-long slumber.

But Charter is back in a big way, harkening back to its roots as the force which, in the 1920s, drove the corrupt political bosses out of power and helped establish "good government" in Cincinnati, in the council-manager form of government.

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How nice that the Cincinnati Democratic Committee says it does not want to confuse voters in the Cincinnati City Council and school board elections this year.

How odd, though, that they think having their endorsed candidates be cross-endorsed by the Charter Committee (or any other political party) would confuse the voters.

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The inaugural class of City Council School graduated this weekend. The program from Action Tank, a local think tank, met virtually two to three times monthly since October.

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You may find this hard to believe, but as of Wednesday, 75 people had gone to the Hamilton County Board of Elections and picked up petitions to run for Cincinnati City Council this year.