Background: A native of Oakwood, Ohio and a graduate of the University of Dayton, Maney pursued a career in real estate and moved to Over-the-Rhine. After serving two terms as vice president of the Over-the-Rhine Community Council, he moved to Clifton, where he was active in the Clifton Town Meeting. For four years, he was vice president of a large Over-the-Rhine real estate developer where he oversaw the development of dozens of vacant buildings into apartments, condos and commercial spaces. Maney is endorsed by the Hamilton County Republican Party.
On the issues: Maney said he is concerned about the lack of growth in the city. From 1960 to 2010, the city's population dropped from about 500,000 to just under 300,000. "In the past seven years, we've gained 1,800 residents,'' Maney said. "Denver gained 93,000 people in that same period of time." The city talks about convincing Amazon to bring 50,000 new jobs to Cincinnati, but, Maney said, "Amazon is going to look at strong job markets. We are not a strong job market." The city, Maney said, has to continue delivering basic services while making "strategic investments" that will grow the city.