Monday, November 4 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-11-04 20:59:25 GMT
With the mayor's race in it's final hours, talk of politics has heated up in the city. "I've been watching on street corners, you know, honk for whoever to vote for, but I haven't really made up my mindMore >>
With the mayor's race in it's final hours, talk of politics has heated up in the city.More >>
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
There's a shakeup in the newest Cincinnati City Council. Out
of 21 candidates, there's three new faces.
The leading vote getter is P.G. Sittenfeld (D) who took in
10,000 more votes than the second place vote getter. The new additions to
Cincinnati's city council are David Mann (D), Kevin Flynn (I) , and Amy Murray
(R). Those returning to council are Sittenfeld (D), Charlie Winburn (R), Yvette
Simpson (D), Chris Seelbach (D), Christopher Smitherman (D), and Wendell Young
Two incumbents were not re-elected. Laure Quinlivan who's
served on city council for four years, finished 10th. Pamela Thomas
finished 13th. Thomas served on council earlier this year to fill in
for her husband, Cecil, who stepped down.
big change this year is that the nine elected council-members will serve four
year terms instead of two. Residents voted in favor of this issue last year.
Supporters of this change say it gives council a chance to invest in bigger and
better projects. Those opposed said keeping it every two years would hold
council more responsible.