Concerned Citizens’ Groups Endorse Candidates for Cincinnati City Council, Mayor

Chamber scorecard illustrationIf you live in the city, you have an important job to do next Tuesday:  It’s time to vote for City Council and mayor, this time for four years.  If you haven’t already decided, here is the Cincinnati Enquirer’s handy guide as a place to start.

The Cincinnati East Tea Party does not endorse candidates.  However, other area groups of concerned citizens do; in case it would be helpful as you do your own reading and make up your own mind, information on a few of them is below.

Remember, you can vote for up to nine candidates, but you probably shouldn’t; instead, vote for the candidates you really like (however many that is), then stop.  Otherwise, every “good enough” candidate you vote for is likely to compete with—actually reduce the effect of—the votes you cast for the candidates you really like, making it less likely that the latter will win.  In other words, if you vote for too many, some of your votes will in effect cancel each other out.  Vote for the few candidates you really want to win.

Save Cincinnati, which describes itself as a “group of concerned citizens and business leaders who are worried about the direction of Cincinnati”, has endorsed the following candidates for City Council, as well as John Cranley for mayor:

  • Christopher Smitherman
  • Amy Murray
  • Melissa Wegman
  • Charlie Winburn
  • Sam Malone

They briefly explain their endorsements in this print-out.  They also offer a convenient pocket version to take into the polling booth.

The Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce has a two-part questionnaire-and-interview process for evaluating candidates.  At the end of the process, the Chamber does not issue endorsements, but instead color-coded gradations of support or disapproval for each of the 21 candidates in five different areas of policy.

  • The only candidate who earned a perfect score this year is Amy Murray.

The Chamber explains further and takes positions on ballot issues here.

The Homebuilders’ Association of Greater Cincinnati has endorsed the following candidates:

  • Amy Murray
  • Kevin Flynn
  • Chris Smitherman
  • Charlie Winburn

The Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors has endorsed the following candidates:

  • Amy Murray
  • Kevin Flynn
  • Melissa Wegman
  • David Mann
  • P.G. Sittenfeld
  • Christopher Smitherman
  • Charlie Winburn

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