Aftab Pureval is the 70th Mayor of Cincinnati. He was raised in Southwest, Ohio, the son of first-generation Americans. He is making history as Cincinnati’s first Asian American Mayor. As Mayor, he is committed to serving Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods. He has made equitable economic growth a top priority of his administration, as well as a comprehensive reform and improvement of public safety, affordable housing, and environmental action.
He served as Hamilton County Clerk of Courts from 2016 to 2021 and was the first Democrat to hold this office in over 100 years. During his tenure, he brought modern and professional reforms to the Clerk’s office. He paid a living wage to all employees and become the first county officeholder in Ohio to offer comprehensive paid family leave. By ending nepotism, by cutting waste, and by making the office more professional, he saved taxpayers millions of dollars.
Mayor Aftab graduated from The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati for law school. He resides in Clifton with his wife, Whitney, and their sons, Bodhi and Rami.
Aftab was born and raised in Southwest Ohio, the son of first-generation Americans. The product of public schools, Aftab went off to The Ohio State University for college where he was student body president.
After college, Aftab attended UC for law school where he volunteered in the domestic violence clinic to protect victims of abuse. He has also worked as a Special Assistant United States Attorney where he worked with the FBI to prosecute crimes against children.
Before becoming Clerk of Courts, Aftab worked at P&G as the global brand attorney for Olay. Aftab has also been active in the community, becoming the first man to serve on the board of the Women’s Fund. He has been awarded the NAACP Theodore Berry Award for Service and been recognized by the Business Courier as one of their 40 under 40.
Aftab lives in Clifton with his wife Whitney, a doctor who treats COVID patients, and their one-year old son, Bodhi.