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Indian-American Democrat Aftab Pureval Announces Candidacy for Post of Cincinnati Mayor

Aftab Pureval. (Twitter/Aftab Pureval)

Pureval, who’s the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, confirmed his candidacy in a tweet on January 14.

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  • Last Updated: January 16, 2021, 17:40 IST
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Washington: Indian-American Democrat and lawyer Aftab Pureval has introduced his candidacy for the put up of mayor of Cincinnati, promising to enhance the lives of the individuals within the main US metropolis amidst the lethal pandemic. Pureval, who’s the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, confirmed his candidacy in a tweet on January 14.

“Our country is at a critical moment, and our city is too. And that’s why I’m so excited to announce my candidacy to be Cincinnati’s next mayor,” the 38-year-old Democractic Party politician tweeted. “I’m running for mayor to bring executive experience & a record of improving government services to the table starting with an economic COVID recovery that benefits every neighbourhood in our city & a plan to restore trust in City Hall,” he stated in one other tweet.

According to an area newspaper The Enquirer, Pureval’s dad and mom migrated from India in 1980 to Xenia, Ohio. He misplaced the race for Congress in 2018. “The truth is families are really struggling. Our city is at a critical moment and the progress of the last decade is at stake. We have to come out of the gate swinging after COVID-19 to get our economy moving again,” he was quoted as saying by the newspaper. The candidates within the fray for the put up of mayor embrace 4 City Council members and a state senator, amongst others, it stated.

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