David Mann was elected in November 2013 to serve on Cincinnati City Council. He 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.
He is now on the boards of the Seasongood Good Government Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Everybody Rides Metro Foundation.
David has also served as the co-convener (aka co-chairman) of Beyond Civility, a new initiative to improve public discourse on civic issues. Public response has been tremendous.
In October, David and Betsy celebrated 50 years of marriage. Over the years, their family has expanded to include five grandchildren -- Kiersten, Lyla, Jaron, Mia, and David -- all of whom live in Cincinnati and have attended Cincinnati Public Schools.