With two weeks left until Election Day, the Cincinnati Women’s Political Caucus has issued a mass mailing informing voters about its endorsed candidates this year for City Council, mayor and school board.
Although it’s no surprise that City Council’s right-leaning minority — Republicans Leslie Ghiz and Chris Monzel, Charterite Chris Bortz and Democrat-in-exile Jeff Berding — didn’t win the organization’s endorsement given their past statements about women’s reproductive rights, two moderate Democrats who are incumbents also didn’t make the cut.
The Women’s Political Caucus didn’t endorse City Councilmen Greg Harris and Cecil Thomas.
Its endorsements included the rest of the Democratic slate: Laketa Cole, Tony Fischer, Nicholas Hollan, Roxanne Qualls, Laure Quinlivan, Bernadette Watson and Wendell Young.
The organization’s recommendation for mayor is Democratic incumbent Mark Mallory.
Also, its endorsed candidates for Cincinnati school board are Ceair Baggett, Joyce Hooks, Catherine Ingram and Lisa Schare.
Founded in the early 1970s, the Women’s Political Caucus was designed to help get more women elected or appointed to public office.
In the intervening years, its mission has expanded to include working to eradicate sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, ageism, violence, poverty, discrimination against the disabled and discrimination on the basis of religion, and ensuring reproductive freedom and freedom of sexual orientation.