P.G. Sittenfeld ’07 (D) has been a member of the Cincinnati City Council since 2011, when he became the youngest person ever elected to the body. In July, he announced his campaign for Mayor of Cincinnati; the election will occur in Nov. 2021.
While not as nationally known as other featured alumni, Sittenfeld is a key player in Cincinnati politics. Earlier this year, he introduced a law that requires landlords to offer renters payment options other than cash security deposits — legislation that has drawn widespread interest from localities hoping to do the same.
Sittenfeld’s housing law passed shortly before COVID-19 precipitated a national economic crisis, driving many Americans to the verge of poverty and homelessness.
In 2016, Sittenfeld unsuccessfully sought Ohio’s Democratic bid for U.S. Senate. In the 2021 mayoral race, activist Kelli Prather and former mayor David Mann have also declared their candidacies. The candidates will compete in a nonpartisan primary next May.
While at the University, Sittenfeld concentrated in English and wrote for The Daily Princetonian.