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Yvette Simpson

Nov 2, 2017
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When Yvette Simpson talks about the struggles of young Cincinnatians to escape lives of poverty, drugs and violence, she knows what she is talking about.

It is the story of her life as a child and a teenager.

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Next Tuesday voters will decide who will lead the City of Cincinnati over the next four years, Yvette Simpson or John Cranley.

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik  Monday morning about the Cincinnati City Council election. It's the second the city has held where candidates are elected to four-year terms instead of two-year terms. Is it working; or should it be be changed? 

I've done a lot of traveling in my years as a reporter, from one end of this country to the other. Lots of airports; lots of airport hassles; lots of long cab rides from airport to hotel.

And I've learned a thing or two about travel.

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This week President Trump engaged in Twitter battles with two members of Congress, Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona called the President's actions "a danger to democracy" from the floor of the Senate, and a congressional committee announced it would investigate a uranium deal with Russia under President Obama.

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Background: Retired as a Mason police officer after a career-ending injury. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Master of Science in Education, MBA graduate of Ohio's Police Executive Leadership College and Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command. Endorsed by the Charter Committee.

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Background: Small business owner, entrepreneur. A bachelor's degree in public administration with a minor in professional writing from Capital University. A graduate of Mt. Healthy High School.

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Background: She came to the U.S. from her native Romania in 1999 to study at the University of Cincinnati, where she earned a master's degree in electrical engineering.

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Background: A lifelong resident of Avondale, Davis earned a graduate degree and a law degree from Indiana University. He is the founding executive director of the Avondale Comprehensive Development Corporation. He spent two years as a community liaison with former congressman Steve Driehaus, working with the African-American, faith-based, Latino and African communities. Davis is endorsed by the Cincinnati Democratic Committee.

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Background: Works for Design Impact, a non-profit organization. Former aide to Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld. A graduate of Aiken High School, studied abroad in France and Spain. Holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and international business from the Carl H. Lindner School of Business at the University of Cincinnati. She is endorsed by the Cincinnati Democratic Committee and by the Charter Committee.

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Background: Bachelor of Arts in psychology, Reed College; master's in Social Work (Administration), University of Cincinnati. Licensed to practice social work in Ohio since 2009. She is a former aide to the late David Crowley, when he was a councilman and vice mayor. She is endorsed by the Cincinnati Democratic Committee.

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Background: Former employee of Cincinnati Public Schools. Owns and operates a home décor business. A bachelor's in Liberal Arts from Xavier University, concentrating on organizational leadership and a minor in gender and diversity studies.

Background: Private investigator, volunteer firefighter, district manager for Cricket Wireless. A student at Mount St. Joseph University and a graduate of Northwest High School.

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Background: A Westwood resident, Frondorf has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toledo. He manages the preconstruction department at Lithko Restoration Technologies, where he specializes in estimating the cost of preserving historic structures. He has been endorsed by the Charter Committee.

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Background: Green/sustainable builder. Bachelor of Music from Northern Kentucky University, Liberal Arts Degree from the University of Cincinnati. He has been endorsed by the Green Party. 

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