Aftab Pureval

Democrat Clerk of Courts (Hamilton County, OH) - Elected 2016

Aftab Pureval is the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts. Elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2020, Aftab has used this position to focus on increasing access to justice in Cincinnati’s court system. Aftab is currently running for Mayor of Cincinnati.

Born in Southwest Ohio, Aftab is the son of Indian and Tibetan immigrants. He attended public schools before heading to college at The Ohio State University, and law school at the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2008. In 2012, Aftab returned to Hamilton County to work as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Department of Justice, and eventually as in-house counsel at Procter & Gamble. He serves on the boards of various community organizations, including Cincinnati Union Bethel and the Women’s Fund. His experience in business has earned him recognition in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s 40

If successful, Aftab will be the first mayor of South Asian descent in Ohio. His top priorities as Mayor include rebuilding an economy hit hard by the COVID crisis, affordable housing, and reforming Cincinatti's police and public safety.