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The Yvette Simpson for Cincinnati Mayor Campaign is gaining momentum.

Cincinnati Councilwoman Yvette Simpson for Cincinnati Mayor succeeded in the
primary winning 45% of the votes. Mayor Cranley stayed in the race with 34% of the voted. Rob Richardson received 20% of the votes.

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The Yvette Simpson for Cincinnati Mayor Campaign and a team of volunteers knocked on doors and made  more than 30,000 calls asking for the support of community residents. She also gained national attention when Essence Magazine featured her in their article The Year of The Woman Mayor.

As Cincinnatians prepare for the general election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Yvette Simpson for Mayor Campaign website makes her platform even more clear. Her initiatives include:

  A safer, brighter future

It is no secret that Cincinnati gun violence is at a high. To curve the gun violence, Simpson plans on implementing psych trauma teams for witnesses and others impacted by violence, and programs. Community policing will continue to improve communication between law enforcement and the people they serve with routine positive interactions.

  Let’s get to work

Simpson wants to improve the transit system and make it easier for residents to get to school, work, healthcare appointments and other essential needs. To be a forward-thinking City, Cincinnati must have a strong workforce partnered with education, training and opportunity for middle-class workers.

  Strength in neighbors

Every community has unique needs and concerns. If elected Mayor of Cincinnati, Simpson would put in place the 20-minute Neighborhood Initiative. This means that every Cincinnatian would have access to all their basic needs like shopping, schools, parks, and transit within a 20-minute walk from their doorstep. Other cities like Detroit have already adopted this model. Simpson’s neighborhood focus will also create opportunities for engagement, small businesses, and housing.

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With a bold vision for Cincinnati, Simpson understands that we cannot achieve this vision alone. Her campaign continues to get stronger as she gains more support from City residents. Simpson states that as Mayor she will ensure that every citizen has the chance to be heard, and will create opportunities for everyone to play a role in shaping a greater future for Cincinnati.

For voting information, or to see if you are registered to vote in the 2017 general election, visit Hamilton County Board of Elections.


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Marissa Staples, Writer
The Voice of Black Cincinnati






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Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.