CINCINNATI — Hamilton County Commissioner Victoria Parks announced she will run for Cincinnati City Council in 2021.
Prior to serving as Hamilton County commissioner, Park was chief of staff for the late Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune. When she replaced Portune's spot as commissioner, Parks agreed to vacate her seat at the end of her term.
She has also served as an executive at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and as director at the Women's Crisis Center from 2011 to 2015.
Parks said in a statement that she will focus on serving the city’s neighborhoods and making sure the city is ensuring the safety and well-being of all residents.
“I am running because it is time to bring an organizer, a soldier, and a disciplinarian to City Council who has real government experience,” Parks said. “We have seen too much fighting between the city and the county and, with my experience, I believe we can come to solutions that benefit all of the neighborhoods in Cincinnati.”