2017 Cincinnati mayoral election

The 2017 Cincinnati mayoral election took place on November 7, 2017, to elect the Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio. The election was officially nonpartisan, with the top two candidates from the May 2 primary election advancing to the general election, regardless of party. Incumbent Democratic Mayor John Cranley won re-election to a second term.

Cincinnati mayoral election, 2017

November 7, 2017
 
Candidate John Cranley Yvette Simpson
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 32,617 27,845
Percentage 53.95% 46.05%

Mayor before election

John Cranley
Democratic

Elected Mayor

John Cranley
Democratic

Primary election

Candidates

Declared

Declined

Endorsements

John Cranley
Ohio State Representatives
City Council members
County officials
Labor unions
Organizations
Rob Richardson
Labor unions
Yvette Simpson
City Council members
Notable individuals
Organizations

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Cranley
Rob
Richardson, Jr.
Yvette
Simpson
Undecided
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research[18] February 27-March 2, 2017 500 ± 4.4% 40% 11% 39% 7%

Results

Primary election results[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Yvette Simpson 10,562 45.14
Democratic John Cranley 8,068 34.48
Democratic Rob Richardson, Jr. 4,769 20.38
Total votes 23,399 100.00

General election

Candidates

Endorsements

John Cranley
Ohio State Representatives
City Council members
County officials
Labor unions
Organizations
Yvette Simpson
City Council members
Notable individuals
Organizations

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Cranley
Yvette
Simpson
Undecided
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research[18] February 27-March 2, 2017 500 ± 4.4% 43% 50% 5%

Results

Cincinnati mayoral election, 2017
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Cranley 32,617 53.95
Democratic Yvette Simpson 27,845 46.05
Total votes 60,462 100.00

References

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  2. Swartsell, Nick (August 17, 2016). "Mayoral race underlines rift among Cincinnati Democrats". Cincinnati CityBeat. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  3. Williams, Jason (February 16, 2017). "Cincinnati mayor's race is set". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  4. Williams, Jason (January 1, 2017). "Richardson set to jump into mayor's race". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  5. Rininger, Barbara (January 17, 2017). "Sustainability advocate Rob Richardson joins Cincinnati mayoral race". Soapbox Cincinnati. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  6. Christian, Paula; Seitz, Amanda (January 6, 2017). "John Cranley enjoys strong Republican support – should the GOP bother to put someone in the race?". WCPO-TV. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  7. Coolidge, Sharon; Williams, Jason (January 4, 2017). "Winburn takes step to run for mayor". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  8. Williams, Jason (February 15, 2017). "Winburn decides not to run for mayor". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  9. Wetterich, Chris (February 13, 2017). "Local Democrats step up big for Cranley". Cincinnati Business Courier. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  10. Williams, Jason (March 1, 2017). "Cranley lands another big endorsement". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  11. Wetterich, Chris (January 3, 2017). "As another foe enters mayor's race, Cranley asks, 'Who really is the Democrat?'". Cincinnati Business Courier. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  12. Wetterich, Chris (March 6, 2017). "As police union endorses him, Cranley blasts Simpson for streetcar, past support of layoffs". Cincinnati Business Courier. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  13. Wetterich, Chris (January 13, 2017). "Cranley gets another key endorsement in re-election race". Cincinnati Business Courier. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  14. Williams, Jason (January 11, 2017). "Ohio Democrats endorse Cranley in decisive vote". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  15. Williams, Jason (January 26, 2017). "Civil Rights icon endorses Simpson in mayor's race". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  16. Williams, Jason (March 31, 2017). "PX: What's next step for veteran Cincinnati politician Alicia Reece?". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  17. Wetterich, Chris (March 31, 2017). "EXCLUSIVE: Progressive group that helped Bernie Sanders endorses Simpson in Cincinnati mayor's race". Cincinnati Business Courier. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  18. Wetterich, Chris (March 6, 2017). "EXCLUSIVE: Yvette Simpson has a poll in the Cincinnati mayor's race. Here's what it says". Cincinnati Business Courier. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  19. "City of Cincinnati For Mayor Election Results". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  20. "Candidates". collectivepac.org. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  21. "Endorsements". yvettesimpson.com. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  22. "Candidates". voteprochoice.us. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
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