Michelle Dillingham, a former aide to the late city councilman David Crowley, announced Friday she will be a candidate for Cincinnati City Council in 2013.
Dillingham, who is from Kennedy Heights, will seek the Democratic Party's endorsement in the council race.
She is currently working for a regional labor-management fund "to tackle industry issues of mutual interest" to business and labor, "such as transportation funding, family-supporting wages and workforce development," according to her campaign website, www.michelledillingham.com.
Hamilton County Commissioners and other local leaders are throwing their support behind Governor Kasich's plan to use the Ohio Turnpike to generate funding for road projects.
Kasich talked about the proposal during a press conference in Cincinnati Friday, the second day of his state tour promoting it. He said it would generate about $3 billion without leasing the Turnpike or laying off Turnpike employees.