David Mann for Council

“You have given me the incredible privilege of serving you on Cincinnati City Council. I remain excited and humbled each and every day as I work with so many of you to make our city better and to improve the lives of our citizens. It is my great pleasure and honor to serve you and our city.

Working with our wonderfully diverse and developing neighborhoods and residents is a continued priority for my staff and me. We make a daily effort to hear your concerns and communicate with the administration to resolve problems, bring good ideas to fruition, and develop policies to promote equity and progress.” – David Mann

About David Mann

David Mann was elected in November 2013 to serve on Cincinnati City Council. David also serves as Vice Mayor of Cincinnati.

David previously served on council for 18 years, including three distinguished years as mayor.

David was elected to the 103rd Congress as the representative from Ohio’s 1st Congressional District, which then included most of the city.

David’s earliest public service was serving in the United States Navy for four years. As a lieutenant, David served on the U.S.S. English (DD-696), a destroyer that was one of the first ships to reach Cuban waters during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Prior to active duty in the Navy, David attended Harvard College on a Navy R.O.T.C. scholarship and was selected as the midshipman commander of the Naval R.O.T.C. battalion at Harvard. David graduated cum laude with a major in biochemical sciences.

After his Navy service, David attended Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and graduated magna cum laude.

Currently, David practices law with his son, Michael, in the firm of Mann & Mann.

David’s practice includes civil rights and discrimination cases on behalf of employees who have been treated improperly because of race, gender, age or disability. He also has worked to increase employment opportunities for ex-offenders.

David’s role as a civic leader has included involvement in a number of charitable organizations: For two years he was chairman of the board of The Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati; he spent 10 years on the board of the Freestore Foodbank and served as chairman of the board of his church, Clifton United Methodist.
David also served as the co-convener of Beyond Civility, a new initiative to improve public discourse on civic issues. Public response to this initiative was tremendous.

David received the United Way 2016 Impact Leadership Award for his work on the successful preschool promise initiative; the 2016 Bill Kircher Local Legend Award from the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center for his sponsorship of the city’s wage theft legislation; the 2017 Affordable Housing Advocate Award of the Affordable Housing Association. He also received the 2014 Friend of Pleasant Ridge Award and the 2014 Friend of Clifton Award.

David and Betsy have been married over 53 years. Their three children and five grandchildren all live in Cincinnati. Each of them attended Cincinnati Public Schools.


Check David Mann’s commercial for his 2017 Cincinnati City Council campaign.  It highlights some of David’s great achievements over the past four years with a fun twist!