FOX19 called David Mann to ask him our five questions for city council candidates. Mann is one of 21 candidates vying for 9 seats on the council in November election. His responses are below.
Tell us about yourself.
David and his wife Betsy live in Cincinnati and have raised three children, Michael, Deborah and Marshall. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years and attended Harvard Law School.
He previously served on Cincinnati City Council for 18 years, including three years at mayor. David then was elected to the 103rd Congress as the representative from Ohio's 1st Congressional District.
He currently practices law with his son, Michael, in the firm Mann & Mann.
Do you think privatized parking is a good idea?
No. He does not think it's a good deal for the city nor good public policy. David believes Cincinnati could make more money if the city maintains control of the parking system.
Do you support the streetcar project?
David questions whether it can still be done with available financial resources. He believes the city should take a very careful look at what it would cost to stop the project, as well as what it will cost to complete construction and the long-term impact.
What do you think about the condition of our public schools?
David's children and three grandchildren attended or currently attend Cincinnati Public Schools. He feels some schools within CPS are very good and some still need improvement. He says Cincinnati is "only as good as the education we provide for our young citizens."
What do you think would make Cincinnati a better place to live?
"A city government that is as good as the people who live there."
Read more information about David Mann on his campaign website.
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