David Mann was elected in November 2013 to serve on Cincinnati City Council. Mayor Cranley appointed him 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 of Cincinnati.

David’s earliest public service was serving in the United States Navy for four years. As a lieutenant, David served on the USS. 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 ROTC scholarship and was selected as the midshipman commander of the Naval ROTC 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 also provides counsel to small businesses. He drafts wills and contracts and probates estates.

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 (aka co-chairman) of Beyond Civility, a new initiative to improve public discourse on civic issues. Public response has been tremendous.

In October, David and Betsy celebrated 51 years of marriage. Over the years, their family has expanded to include five grandchildren — Kiersten, Lyla, Jaron, Mia, and David — all of whom live in Cincinnati and have attended Cincinnati Public Schools.

For David, the role of a lawyer is to provide guidance through difficult and challenging times and to make good times better.

For more information about David, a copy of his Experience Profile is available.


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From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the support during my campaign for reelection. It is my honor and privilege to be able to serve the wonderful citizens of Cincinnati for another 4 years. ... See MoreSee Less

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After many months of hard work, many miles walked through Cincinnati's neighborhoods, six wigs and one legendary head of hair, Election Day is finally upon us.

Come join Vice Mayor David Mann and his campaign team at the culmination of his campaign to return to City Council! We will meet at 8:00 PM to have a beer and watch the election results roll in. We can't wait to share this day with you!
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Team Mann Election Watch Party!

November 7, 2017, 8:00pm - November 7, 2017, 10:00pm

After many months of hard work, many miles walked through Cincinnati's neighborhoods, six wigs and one legendary head of hair, Election Day is finally upon us. Come join Vice Mayor David Mann and his...

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Cincinnati is a beautiful place. The city’s beauty is due in no small part to its historic buildings along with its commitment to preserving their character while restoring them to active and continual use.

The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program has made many historic conservation and redevelopment projects possible for our city. It led to the redevelopment of Renaissance Hotel, the Baldwin Apartments, the Trevarren Flats, the Strietmann Biscuit Company Building, many buildings in Over-the-Rhine, as well as other vacant and blighted buildings, bringing them back to usefulness. It also aided in renovations in some of our most iconic buildings, such as Music Hall, Memorial Hall, and Union Terminal.

As our federal government begins deliberations over tax reform, I felt it was important to send a message to our federal representatives that these tax incentives work, and that our beautiful city is a shining example of why they work.

That is why I am pleased to say that Council voted to pass a resolution today letting our representatives in Washington know exactly where Cincinnati stands.
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