Cincinnati City Council election http://wvxu.org en Automatic recount warranted in council race, but it is up to Quinlivan http://wvxu.org/post/automatic-recount-warranted-council-race-it-quinlivan <p>An automatic recount is warranted in the race for the ninth and final Cincinnati City Council seat between Republican Amy Murray and Democrat Laure Quinlivan, but it is up to Quinlivan whether the recount will go forward.</p><p>In the official count by the Hamilton County Board of Elections done this week, Murray led Quinlivan by 859 votes – within the one-half percent difference that triggers an automatic recount.</p><p>But Sally Krisel, the deputy director of the board of elections, said Quinlivan could ask the board not to do the recount.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:21:53 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 19977 at http://wvxu.org Automatic recount warranted in council race, but it is up to Quinlivan A few thoughts on an election where seven out of 10 didn't vote http://wvxu.org/post/few-thoughts-election-where-seven-out-10-didnt-vote <p>Some final thought on the 2013 election, before we move on to the 2014 election (which, of course, is already well underway).</p><p></p><p><strong>Apathy wins by landslide: &nbsp;</strong>On Dec. 1, John Cranley will be sworn in as Cincinnati’s 69<sup>th</sup> mayor, along with nine city council members – three of whom are newly-elected.</p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 19454 at http://wvxu.org A few thoughts on an election where seven out of 10 didn't vote Cranley elected mayor, with big changes on city council http://wvxu.org/post/cranley-elected-mayor-big-changes-city-council <p>Clearly, the majority of Cincinnati voters who went to the polls Tuesday were determined to shake up Cincinnati City Hall, electing John Cranley as their new mayor and changing the face of the nine-member city council.</p><p>Cranley, a 39-year-old Hyde Park resident who grew up in Price Hill and a former council member, easily defeated a fellow Democrat who has been one of the top vote-getters in the Queen City over the past three decades, Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls.</p><p>In the unofficial vote count, Cranley took 58 percent to Qualls’ 42 percent.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 05:44:43 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 19339 at http://wvxu.org Cranley elected mayor, with big changes on city council Howard Wilkinson weekly political chat http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinson-weekly-political-chat <p>This week WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about the money being spent in the Cincinnati Mayor and Council races.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:44:04 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 18905 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson weekly political chat At least one of these 13 will be on Cincinnati Council http://wvxu.org/post/least-one-these-13-will-be-cincinnati-council <p>One thing is certain in this year&rsquo;s Cincinnati City Council election &ndash; there will be at least one new member taking office on Dec. 1.</p><p>Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls is running for mayor; and that opens her seat to one of the 13 challengers in a field of 21 candidates, which includes all eight incumbents.</p> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 18059 at http://wvxu.org At least one of these 13 will be on Cincinnati Council