David Mann was elected in November 2013 to serve on Cincinnati City Council. David also serves 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.
David’s earliest public service was serving in the United States Navy for four years. As a lieutenant, David served on the U.S.S. 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 R.O.T.C. scholarship and was selected as the midshipman commander of the Naval R.O.T.C. 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’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 of Beyond Civility, a new initiative to improve public discourse on civic issues. Public response to this initiative was tremendous.
David received the United Way 2016 Impact Leadership Award for his work on the successful preschool promise initiative; the 2016 Bill Kircher Local Legend Award from the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center for his sponsorship of the city’s wage theft legislation; the 2017 Affordable Housing Advocate Award of the Affordable Housing Association. He also received the 2014 Friend of Pleasant Ridge Award and the 2014 Friend of Clifton Award.
David and Betsy have been married over 53 years. Their three children and five grandchildren all live in Cincinnati. Each of them attended Cincinnati Public Schools.