2021 Cincinnati Mayoral Race

Local elections matter, and it’s our civic responsibility to engage in local elections. With the upcoming May 4th election, UC Votes is excited to introduce the Bearcat community to all declared candidates running to be Cincinnati’s next Mayor. 

Important Dates

  • Voter Registration Deadline: April 5th 
  • Early Voting/ Absentee Voting : April 6th- May 3rd 
  • Primary Election: May 4th 

2021 Cincinnati Mayoral Candidates

Below you will find links to videos from the candidates who agreed to participate in this series. Candidate’s videos will be added on a rolling basis and will be removed if a candidate drops out of the race. These videos are a great resource for you to start learning about the candidates for mayor. 

Meet Gavi Begtrup

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Np8YZQZTY0k?rel=0

Meet Dr. Herman J. Najoli

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/fz56bayppyw?rel=0

Meet David Mann

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/pBu33atE1sI?rel=0

Meet Raffel Prophett

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/I0W8yvcj_VA?rel=0

Meet Cecil Thomas 

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/wzb9XOZd9HA?rel=0

Meet Aftab Pureval

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/_1bu25QQrTU?rel=0

Get Involved 

Now that you've met the candidates,  UC Votes Encourages YOU to get involved in this process by registering to vote, updating your voter registration, or going a step further in your civic participation by volunteering or organizing on one of these mayoral candidate's campaigns. One of these candidates may be the next Mayor of Cincinnati. Getting involved with one of these local campaigns is a great way to network, gain experience, or enhance your professional development. Our office hopes that these videos will inspire you to engage with one of these campaigns. If interested, take a look at the contact information we have provided for each candidate’s campaign.