Dems Meet to Decide Council Slate

Apr 6, 2011 at 4:42 pm

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.