Tell WCPO your top question for mayoral candidates John Cranley, Rob Richardson and Yvette Simpson

You get one question - what will you ask them?
Posted: 10:30 AM, Mar 27, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-27 17:54:33Z

As reporters, we get to ask questions of city leaders all of the time. 

Now, we want to give you the chance to ask the tough questions.

We’re calling on Cincinnatians to submit their most pressing question to the three mayoral candidates as the city prepares to elect its next mayor.

Maybe you wonder why the pothole on your street still hasn’t been fixed, how a candidate would plug a $25 million city budget hole this year or where each person stands on closing your neighborhood pool.

Whatever issues are top of mind for you about how city government works or spends your tax dollars, if you had the opportunity to ask all three mayoral candidates just one question – what would it be?

Tell us and we’ll work to get an answer for you.

We’re giving you until Sunday, April 2 to submit a video of yourself asking the three candidates one question in 30 seconds or less. Don’t forget to tell us your name and which Cincinnati neighborhood you live in.

We’ll pick four questions and take them to Democrats Cranley, Richardson and Simpson for answers ahead of the May 2 primary. (No Republicans have jumped in the race for Cincinnati mayor.)

How to submit your video

Here are three easy ways to submit a video question to the mayoral candidates.

Drop us an email: Send your video question to our politics and government reporters, Amanda Seitz at or Paula Christian at 
Post to Facebook: Drop your video question into the comments section on our Facebook page here .
Tag us on Twitter: Tweet your video question to politics and government reporters Amanda Seitz (@AmandaSeitz1) or Paula Christian (@PaulaChristian_)