Cincinnati Mayor-Elect Aftab Pureval Resigns As Clerk of Courts

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Several faith leaders endorsed the candidacy of Aftab Pureval for Mayor of Cincinnati May 25, 2021. Photo: Courtesy Aftab Pureval campaign.

Indian-American Mayor-elect of Cincinnati, Ohio, Aftab Pureval, announced his resignation as Hamilton County Clerk of Courts December 20, 2021, to allow the appointment process for his replacement to begin.

“It has been a privilege to serve as Hamilton County’s Clerk of Courts, which has allowed me to serve alongside our public servants in the Courthouse,” Pureval is quoted saying in a press release. “I am proud of the progress that has been made over the past five years to bring modern and professional reforms to the Clerk’s office.”

Pureval took credit was policies that “have invested in the people who serve us” by paying a living wage to all employees and becoming the first county officeholder in Ohio to offer comprehensive paid family leave.

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He also said during his term he had made access to justice a priority by launching a Help Center to assist people who are representing themselves with legal resources. He also said that by cutting waste and by making the office more professional, taxpayers had been saved millions of dollars.

Pureval is to be sworn in as Mayor of the City of Cincinnati on January 4, 2022.

“We are so grateful for the many reforms and the leadership Aftab Pureval has brought to the Clerk of Court’s office since he was elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2020,” said Gwen McFarlin, Chair of the Hamilton County Democratic Party.

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