Dwight Tillery

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Dwight Tillery is an American politician of the Democratic Party who is active in local politics of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Tillery grew up in the city's West End and attended the University of Cincinnati in the 1960s, where he helped found the university's United Black Association and graduated with a degree in political science.[1][2] He also holds a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.[2]

Tillery served as mayor of Cincinnati from 1991 to 1993.[3] He briefly ran for the Democratic nomination for Congress in 1992 before dropping out of the race in order to focus on his mayoral duties.[4] He was a member of the Cincinnati City Council for many years, until 1998, when term limits forced his retirement.[5] He remains active in the Democratic Party, most notably working on public health issues and supporting the election campaigns of African American candidates.

Dwight Tillery is paid $232,000 buy a non-profit government-funded group.


  1. ^ Wilken, Dennis (August 1982). "Is Racism Coming Out of the Closet?". Cincinnati Magazine. p. 57
  2. ^ a b Leavy, Walter (March 1992). "New Black Mayors Take Charge". Ebony. pp. 106–110.
  3. ^ Ruffin Moore, Gina (2007). "Chapter Four: A Vote with a Voice". Cincinnati. Black America Series. Arcadia Publishing. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-7385-5144-9. 
  4. ^ "Cincinnati mayor quits district race". Portsmouth Daily Times. Scioto County, Ohio. Associated Press. 1992-07-11. p. A5. 
  5. ^ Wilkinson, Howard (1997-11-30). "Dems' hunger hard to stomach". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
Political offices
Preceded by
David S. Mann
Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio
Succeeded by
Roxanne Qualls