Michelle in the Press

Dillingham for Council in the News!

Seven Questions for Michelle Dillingham, Cincinnati’s neighborhood candidate for city council – May 7th, 2017


Democrats set slate for Cincinnati City Council, school board - April 26, 2017


"For council, Cincinnati Democrats endorsed incumbents David Mann, Christ Seelbach, Wendell Young, and P.G. Sittenfeld as well as challengers Tamaya Dennard, Michelle Dillingham, Lesley Jones, Greg Landsman, and Ozie Davis."

Michelle Dillingham's Op Ed: "Parents should be concerned about Gorsuch's opinions" – April 6th, 2017


Council candidate: ‘You want people at City Hall who are not reactionary to whoever is the loudest’ - February 9th, 2017


"Dillingham is making her second run for council after finishing 12th in a field race where nine are elected in 2013. She is one of a lengthening list of Democrats hoping to win one of the three open seats on council. In 2013, she was one of 10 endorsed Democrats and hopes to get the Cincinnati Democratic Committee nod again. In Cincinnati politics, few candidates win a council seat the first time....

This time she hopes to raise enough money to put more direct mail in the hands of voters and raise her profile.

“The first time you run, it’s like, ‘Who are you?’ You have to explain yourself,” she said. “I never stopped, really. If you really care about what you were running for and the work, then you carry on as if you hadn’t run. I didn’t think I was going to win the first time. I was a no-name. I didn’t have a lot of money. I didn’t come in with a huge bankroll or a legacy name from Cincinnati.”

Another View – a crowded council race will determine whether we catch a blue wave in 2017 - Cincy Magazine February/March 2017


"Other potential candidates include the 11th, 12th and 15th place finishers from 2013: Greg Landsman, Michelle Dillingham and Sam Malone … Dillingham began raising money last year and was the first to file her petitions to qualify for the November 2017 ballot."

So Who Will Democratic Party Endorse for City Council? - January 22nd, 2017


"Three of the non-incumbent Democrats trying again this year finished just out of the running in 2013 – former council member Laure Quinlivan, who finished 10th and lost her council seat; 11th place finisher Greg Landsman, who, recently was instrumental in getting the Preschool Promise ballot issue passed; and 12th place finisher Michelle Dillingham, a community organizer from Kennedy Heights.

We'd bet a dollar to a donut that Quinlivan, Landsman and Dillingham will be back with party endorsements."

Thousands Expected at Washington Park Saturday for Women's March - January 20th


"They will also hear from Democratic council candidate Michelle Dillingham and council member Yvette Simpson, a candidate for mayor, Mays said."

PACE Endorsement for November 7, 2017: Michelle Dillingham, Social Worker, Candidate for Cincinnati City Council


Michelle Dillingham, MSW, LISW is an NASW member from Cincinnati who received the NASW-Ohio Chapter endorsement and support from PACE back in 2013 in run for Cincinnati City Council. She was very close, 12th place for 9 seats out of 21 candidates, and earned an impressive 32% of the vote in Cincinnati given a first-time candidate. Michelle said, “the NASW-Ohio Chapter PACE Committee gave me an early endorsement for my last run, which helped me to build the necessary momentum to eventually be the most endorsed candidate in that race. I would like to start strong again, and so I am asking once again for your consideration. I am still a practicing social worker and teach as an adjunct in the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati. I serve as CEO for Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati, a fundraising organization supporting causes of social, economic, and environmental justice. There I supervise a team of social work students. I would be honored to have my professional association's support once again in 2017.” http://www.votedillingham.com/

In Cincinnati, the GOP is Realistic – Republicans Run as the Underdogs, January 8th, 2017


Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman Tim Burke rattled off the names of eight Democrats he said are either running now or considering a run. They include Greg Landsman, who ran in 2013 and is now helping get the Preschool Promise program up and running; community activist Michelle Dillingham, who also ran four years ago;

Can Richardson win a Mayoral Primary? – January 6th, 2017


“Democratic City Council candidates Tamaya Dennard and Michelle Dillingham have each hired campaign managers . . . Dillingham has hired Mark Niehaus, who also worked on Driehaus' campaign. The Cincinnati native graduated last year from Kalamazoo College in Michigan with a degree in political science. PX considers  Dillingham in the group of top non-incumbent contenders”

Seeking City Hall – January 4th, 2017


“Michelle Dillingham placed 12th in the race for Council in 2013. During her two decades in Cincinnati, she’s done a bevy of governmental, social justice and community organizing work, from a decade-long tenure on Kennedy Heights Community Council to chief of staff for former Vice Mayor David Crowley to her current gig as CEO of nonprofit Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati”. 


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