Dems Meet to Decide Council Slate

Precinct executives with the local Democratic Party will meet Thursday evening to decide on the party's slate of candidates for Cincinnati City Council.

The Cincinnati Democratic Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 3024 Vine St., near Martin Luther King Drive, in Corryville.—-

Some precinct executives are expected to seek a process to vote for each candidate individually, rather than as a slate. Also, some are lobbying to use a paper ballot instead of standing and being counted, which they say doesn't allow privacy and isn't particularly accurate.

A endorsement committee has recommended a nine-member slate.

The slate includes challengers Nicholas Hollan, Jason Riveiro, Chris Seelbach, Yvette Simpson and P.J. Sittenfeld, along with incumbents Roxanne Qualls, Laure Quinlivan, Cecil Thomas and Wendell Young.