Howard Wilkinson's Monday Chat: A Crowd Forming For Cincinnati Council Race By Howard Wilkinson • Apr 10, 2017 TweetShareGoogle+Email WVXU-FM WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Jay Hanselman Monday morning about the 2017 Cincinnati City Council and how it is likely to be a large field in the fall because of four-year terms and three open seats. Listen Listening... / 5:31 Tags: 2017 Cincinnati council race2017 Cincinnati mayor's raceHoward WilkinsonPoliticsTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Democrats Try To Piece Together A Cincinnati Council Slate By Howard Wilkinson • Apr 9, 2017 With a mayoral primary election only 23 days away, this year's Cincinnati Council election seems like something happening in a galaxy far, far away. After all, the filing deadline for candidates for Cincinnati City Council is nearly four months from now – on August 9. Four months is an eternity in politics.