Elections Center

2021 Elections

Cincinnati

Primary Date

May 4, 2021

Current Mayor

John Cranley

Mayoral Candidates

David Mann, Aftab Pureval

Notes

Mayor Cranley cannot seek re-election due to term limits

Cleveland

Primary Date

September 14, 2021

Current Mayor

Frank Jackson

Mayoral Candidates

Justin Bibb, Kevin Kelley

Notes

Mayor Jackson not seeking re-election

Cleveland Heights

Primary Date

September 14, 2021

Current Mayor

Jason Stein

Mayoral Candidates

Barbara Danforth, Kahlil Seren

Notes

Cleveland Heights switching this year from council-manager to mayor-council form of government, so 2021 will be first strong-mayoral election

Cuyahoga Falls

Primary Date

May 4, 2021

Current Mayor

Don Walters

Mayoral Candidates

Don Walters (incumbent), Meri Stemple

Dayton

Primary Date

May 4, 2021

Current Mayor

Nan Whaley

Mayoral Candidates

Rennes Bowers, Jeffrey Mims Jr.

Notes

Mayor Whaley not seeking re-election

Fairfield

Primary Date

May 4, 2021

Current Mayor

Steve Miller

Mayoral Candidates

Debbie Pennington, Mitch Rhodus

Notes

Mayor Milller cannot seek re-election due to term limits

Hamilton

Current Mayor

Pat Moeller

Mayoral Candidates

Pat Moeller (incumbent), Jeff Neal (Write-in)

Kettering

Current Mayor

Don Patterson

Mayoral Candidates

Peggy Lehner

Notes

Mayor Patterson cannot seek re-election due to term limits

Lima

Primary Date

May 4, 2021

Current Mayor

David Berger

Mayoral Candidates

Elizabeth Hardesty, Sharetta Smith

Notes

Mayor Berger not seeking re-election

Toledo

Primary Date

September 14, 2021

Current Mayor

Wade Kapszukiewicz

Mayoral Candidates

Wade Kapszukiwicz (incumbent), Carty Finkbeiner

Youngstown

Primary Date

May 4, 2021

Current Mayor

Jamael Tito Brown

Mayoral Candidates

Jamael Tito Brown (incumbent), Richard Hill, Amber White (Write-in), Tracey Winbush

All Elections

Akron

Mayor

Daniel Horrigan

Population

198,051

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Partisan

Mayoral Terms

4 Year Terms

Athens

Mayor

Steve Patterson

Population

24,984

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Partisan

Mayoral Terms

4 Year Terms

Beavercreek

Mayor

Bob Stone

Population

40,797

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 Year Terms (No more than 2 consecutive terms)

Canton

Mayor

Thomas Bernabei

Population

71,243

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 Year Terms

Cincinnati

Mayor

John Cranley

Population

301,394

Next Election

11/2/2021

Election Type

Partisan

Mayoral Terms

4 Year Terms (No more than 2 consecutive terms)

Cleveland

Mayor

Frank G. Jackson

Population

383,793

Next Election

11/2/2021

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Cleveland Heights

Mayor

Jason Stein

Population

44,571

Next Election

11/2/2021

Election Type

Mayor elected by council

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Columbus

Mayor

Andrew Ginther

Population

878,553

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Cuyahoga Falls

Mayor

Don Walters

Population

49,192

Next Election

11/2/2021

Election Type

Partisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Dayton

Mayor

Nan Whaley

Population

140,569

Next Election

11/2/2021

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Dublin

Mayor

Chris Amorose Groomes

Population

46,499

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Mayor elected by council

Mayoral Terms

2 year terms

Elyria

Mayor

Frank Whitfield

Population

53,821

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Partisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Euclid

Mayor

Kirsten Holzheimer

Population

47,159

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms (No more than 3 consecutive terms)

Fairfield

Mayor

Steve Miller

Population

42,634

Next Election

11/2/2021

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms (No more than 2 consecutive terms)

Findlay

Mayor

Christina Muryn

Population

41,335

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Partisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Grove City

Mayor

Richard Stage

Population

40,797

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Hamilton

Mayor

Pat Moeller

Population

62,174

Next Election

11/2/2021

Election Type

Nonpartisan, Mayor elected by council

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Kettering

Mayor

Don Patterson

Population

57,862

Next Election

11/2/2021

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Lakewood

Mayor

Meghan George

Population

50,259

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Lancaster

Mayor

David Scheffler

Population

40,159

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Partisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Lima

Mayor

David Berger

Population

37,117

Next Election

11/2/2021

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Lorain

Mayor

Jack Bradley

Population

63,801

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Partisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Mansfield

Mayor

Timothy L. Theaker

Population

47,821

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Partisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms (No more than 3 terms)

Middletown

Mayor

Nicole Condrey

Population

48,621

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Newark

Mayor

Jeff Hall

Population

47,573

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Partisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Parma

Mayor

Tim DeGeeter

Population

79,091

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Partisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Springfield

Mayor

Warren Copeland

Population

59,132

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Strongsville

Mayor

Thomas Perciak

Population

44,719

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Toledo

Mayor

Wade Kapszukiewicz

Population

276,614

Next Election

11/2/2021

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Warren

Mayor

William D. Franklin

Population

39,307

Next Election

11/7/2023

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Youngstown

Mayor

Jamael Tito Brown

Population

64,783

Next Election

11/2/2021

Election Type

Nonpartisan

Mayoral Terms

4 year terms

Local Ballot Issues

There are also a number of local ballot issues in our cities this year, if you are interested in what else is on the ballot in 2021, please email katherine@ohiomayorsalliance.org.