2013 Cincinnati Election Results

November 10, 2013

The Hamilton County Board of Elections has the results in PDF form and in a detailed “interactive” format, including maps.

2013 Cincinnati election mapMayor’s race by precinct: green = Cranley, blue = Qualls

About 58,000 people voted, out of about 202,000 registered voters, for about 29% turnout.  Only about 150 people were confused by the Democrats’ endorsement of ten candidates or for whatever other reason voted for more than nine candidates and so invalidated their ballots (not enough to have changed any part of the outcome of City Council elections—the margin between ninth and tenth place was exactly 900 votes).  The average voter voted for between six and seven candidates.

Here’s how the candidates did, shown with the information from last week’s 2013 Cincinnati Election Endorsement Compendium (number of endorsements does seem to have predicted outcomes to some extent):


Candidates for City Council
(top nine vote getters become the next City Council)


37,484 votes—P. G. Sittenfeld (i) D G Ch B P F T

27,397—Charlie Winburn (i) R Ch L P F S

26,443—David Mann D C G B P T

25,449—Yvette Simpson (i) D C F T

23,738—Chris Seelbach (i) D F T

23,604—Christopher Smitherman (i) G Ch H B P F S

22,600—Wendell Young (i) D F T

22,059—Kevin Flynn G H B P F

21,979—Amy Murray R G Ch HP S


21,079—Laure Quinlivan (i) D

19,619—Greg Landsman DCh F T

19,143—Michelle Dillingham D T

18,499—Pam Thomas (i) D P F T

16,892—Vanessa White G

16,462—Sam Malone R P S

9,942—Melissa Wegman R G B S

9,788—Shawn Butler D

8,688—Mike Moroski

7,943—Angela Beamon G

6,647—Kevin Johnson P

4,006—Timothy Joseph Dornbusch


Candidates for Board of Education
(top four vote getters get on five-seat board)

26,891—Melanie Bates (i) C T

22,016—Ericka Copeland-Dansby C

20,533—Elisa Hoffman C

16,185—Daniel Minera T

15,034—Marcia A. Futel T

14,433—Betsy Shank G T

13,553—Martha Good G

12,387—Sally O’Callaghan C G

7,357—Victoria Straughn G


Candidates for Mayor

32,716 (58%)—John Cranley G P F S

23,675 (42%)—Roxanne Qualls C


Legend and Sources

bold = winner

(i)  incumbent (already on City Council or Board of Education, respectively)

R  endorsed by the Hamilton County Republican Party

D  endorsed by the Hamilton County Democratic Party (yes, they endorsed ten this year)

C  endorsed by the Charter Committee of Greater Cincinnati

G  endorsed or suggested (as they explain further here) by the Hamilton County Green Party

Ch  top five candidates on the Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce’s complex scoring chart

H  endorsed by the  Homebuilders’ Association of Greater Cincinnati

B  endorsed by the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors

L  endorsed by Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati

P  endorsed by the local Fraternal Order of Police

F  endorsed by the local chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighters

T  endorsed by the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers (“endorsed by” link is to a 2012 URL, but the content at the link is clearly the current, 2013 endorsements)

S  endorsed by Save Cincinnati

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