by David Miller
Who will be in your corner?
Loveland, Ohio – These events will be your chance to personally meet the local politicians who want to be part of the teams leading the Loveland City School District and Loveland City Council for the next 1,440 days. Four-long years, so this is important!
On October 21 the Little Miami River Chamber Alliance, Loveland Magazine, and LOVELAND MAGAZINE TV will host the contenders for seats on the school board, and on October 14 they will bring together on a public stage your job applicants for Loveland City Council.
City Council – October 14, at 7:00 PM at the Loveland Middle School/Intermediate School Cafeteria.
School Board – October 21, at 7:00 PM at the Loveland Middle School/Intermediate School Cafeteria.
Rick Mulvey will be the Ring Announcer and Emcee for the School Board Forum. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eRicky is a financial writer and the Executive Producer of a daily financial radio show. He is also the Producer of Money Matters, the syndicated weekly call-in financial radio show broadcast around the U.S. Mulvey was a former “Long Form Intern” with CNBC.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eMulvey graduated from Loveland High School in 2013 and has a Financial degree from Ohio State. He was a writer, on-air personality, and “talking head” for five years at Loveland Magazine and reported from Presidential campaigns, interviewed nationally known sports figures, and interviewed a Federal Judge. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eMulvey was a co-moderator for the Loveland Magazine TV community question and answer forum during the school board election of 2013.
Hamilton County Judge and former Loveland Mayor Brad Greenberg will be the u003cmeta charset=u0022utf-8u0022u003eRing Announcer and Emcee for the City Council Forum.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eGreenberg is a veteran host for our City Council Forums.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eGreenberg has served in Municipal Court since 2006. Greenberg also presides over Hamilton County’s Municipal Veteran’s Court. Veteran’s Treatment Court is a judge-supervised treatment program whose goal is to help United States Veterans address the issues that led to contact with the criminal justice system.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eGreenberg represents District 5 which includes Sycamore Township, Symmes Township, Loveland, Blue Ash, Montgomery, Sharonville, Madeira, Indian Hill, Reading, Deer Park, Springdale, Glendale, Evendale, and Terrace Park.u003cbru003eu003cbru003ePrior to becoming a judge, Greenberg spent 12 years as an assistant Hamilton County prosecutor. He prosecuted over 1000 felony cases and tried over 75 jury trials including numerous homicide cases. In 2004, Greenberg was named Chief of the Grand Jury Division. He was also the Chief Prosecutor for Child Pornography, a member of the Riot Prosecution Task Force, and an instructor at the Cincinnati Police Academy.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eIn 2005, Greenberg left the Prosecutor’s Office to become the Administrator of the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts where he managed a staff of 320 employees. Greenberg was also the Prosecutor for the City of Madeira for eight years.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eGreenberg graduated from Wyoming High School, The Ohio State University, and the University of Virginia School of Law.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eGreenberg served on Loveland City Council for nine years including two years as Mayor and two years as Vice-Mayor. He and his family live in Loveland.
Will there be undisputed champs?
Election fans can see if the contenders roll with the punches, stick and move, or have promises that pack a punch. Will you see any future respected political figures or elder statesmen/women?
Both of these heavyweight championship Forums will be broadcast “LIVE” on the Loveland Magazine FaceBook Page. It’s not Pay-per-View and tickets are not required – it’s totally FREE!
Who knows, there might be some highfalutin’ good ideas that come from one or more of these candidates that can transform Loveland. There will almost certainly be some re-hashing the past but that will be OK if it leads to knowledge of what the future might hold.
Politicians routinely offer more promises than they keep, however hearing them straight from their mouths is the start of holding them accountable. Meeting them in person is always better than voting based on the number of yard signs and you can be a political influencer if you can say, “I actually heard her say it!”
If you cannot attend in person or chose to be inside the safety of your own home you may want to tune in LIVE to be in-the-know.
The format will follow the same as in the past:
- To begin, candidates will each present their platform for 2 minutes and tell you why they are running for office.
- Questions will be asked for 60 minutes allowing each candidate two minutes to reply or pass.
- After 60 minutes candidates are asked to close with 2-minute speeches.
Voters can throw their written questions into the octagon and all questions will be screened for duplicity by independent ring-side judges. The emcees will ask as many of the questions as time allows in the 60 minutes.
You the registered voters of the City of Loveland and the Loveland City School District however will be the crucial and critically important judges come November 2 so reserve your ring-side seat by saving these dates.
Important Election Dates for Voters in Ohio
August 23 – Write-in candidates must file declarations of intent by 4 p.m. (72 days before general election
September 17 – Military & Overseas Absentee Voting begins (46 Days Before Election Day)
October 4 – Deadline for voter registration for Nov. 2 general election (30 days before general election)*
October 5 – Early In-Person Voting begins and includes the Saturday, Sunday and the Monday before Election Day
October 5 – Absentee Voting By Mail begins (28 Days Before Election Day)
October 11 – Board of Elections Closed to In-Person Voting (Columbus Day).
October 30 – Applications for absentee ballots to be mailed for Nov. 2 general election must be received by boards of elections by noon (3 days before general election)
November 2 – General Election Day. Polls open at 6:30 AM and close at 7:30 PM.
*REGISTER TO VOTE OR UPDATE YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION (Update your voter registration address)
STATE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DISTRICTS
- House Map (PDF)(opens in a new window)
- Senate Map (PDF)(opens in a new window)
- Legislative District Reference Maps from the U.S. Census Bureau
FEDERAL CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS
EDUCATIONAL & JUDICIAL DISTRICTS
- State Board of Education Districts (PDF)(opens in a new window)
- Appeals Court Districs (PDF)(opens in a new window)
Clermont County Board of Elections Website
Hamilton County Board of Elections Website
Warren County Board of Elections Website
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David Miller along with Cassie Mattia is a co-owner of Loveland Magazine. He is the Publisher and Editor. He has lived in Loveland for 49-years. u003ca href=u0022https://www.lovelandmagazine.com/td_d_slug_8/u0022u003eRead more about David and Loveland Magazine.u003c/au003e Read about the new company structure and the co-owner agreement u003ca href=u0022https://www.lovelandmagazine.com/cassie-mattia-becomes-co-owner-of-lovelands-longest-standing-publication/u0022u003eHEREu003c/au003e.