Updates

Campaign Updates – The Sling.

Look out for Press Releases and Statements here as the campaign season gets underway. The Sling is a collection of all our press releases from the campaign. A summary of any news headlines or articles broadcasted about our campaign will be found in Headlines – The Bulletin. See below for our Press Releases and Statements.

Dr. Herman J. Najoli is a Hamiltonian and a resident of Price Hill who is currently running as an Independent Candidate for Hamilton County Commissioner. He holds a Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership, having completed his dissertation on Wisdom and Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Leaders. He has Masters degrees in Organizational Leadership and Advanced Leadership Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Commerce. He has written four books, most recently Public Servants In Government, Education, and Nonprofit Sectors. Herman and his wife Danyetta have two children.

A New Chapter.

October 9, 2020 – 12:30 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Qualitative Entrance and Exit Observation from the First Three Days of Early Voting

Price Hill, OH – Qualitative entrance and exit observation from the first three days of early voting demonstrates strong support for the candidacy of educator and public servant, Dr. Herman J. Najoli. Could this be the year that Hamilton County elects its first non-party independent to ever run for Commissioner? Based on … See the full Press Release below:

October 2, 2020 – 2:30 PM

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Dr. Najoli to make his closing Stump Speech on Monday October 5th, 2020 at 2:30 PM in his backyard

Price Hill, OH – One day before the start of early voting, Dr. Herman Najoli, Independent Candidate for Hamilton County Commissioner, will step up on top of the stump of a tree. This will be the most significant demonstration ever by a candidate for Commissioner in the 230-year history of Hamilton County. On Monday October 5 at 2:30 PM, Dr. Najoli will deliver his closing argument on why he should be elected the next Hamilton County Commissioner. Media are invited for this event which will have social distancing and follow all state of Ohio COVID-19 guidelines. … See the full Press Release below:

October 2, 2020 – 8:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Election forum becomes studio chat after only one candidate shows up

Price Hill, OH – Since 1987, Waycross Community Media has organized stellar Election Forums which have been a powerful tool for the public to gain information on the candidates running for local office. The 2020 LIVE forum however became a studio chat after only one candidate showed up, Dr. Herman Najoli. Dr. Najoli is the Independent, Non-party candidate running for the open seat on the three-person Hamilton County Board of Commissioners … See the full statement and video link to studio chat in the Press Release below:

October 1, 2020 – 12:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dr. Najoli to Attend Waycross Community Media Election Forums 2020

Price Hill, OH – Dr. Herman Najoli, Independent candidate for Hamilton County Commissioner and resident of Price Hill, will attend the 2020 Edition of Waycross Community Media Election Forums. This happens tonight, October 1, starting 7 PM at the Waycross Media. The Forum will air live on … See the full Press Release below:

September 16, 2020 – 8:30 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The NAACP and Prince Hall Masons Forum

Price Hill, OH – Last evening we were humbled and honored to be included in the NAACP and Prince Hall Masons forum. We were under the impression that this would be in the form of an academic colloquy – a simple gathering for conversation – but it ended up being structured as a debate. We had believed that there would be no debates this year since one of the candidates had declined to participate in any … See the full Statement below:

August 20, 2020 – 5:30 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Invite All Candidates to the Debate

Price Hill, OH – The campaign of educator and public servant, Dr. Herman Najoli, is calling on the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce to invite all ballot-qualified candidates running for Hamilton County Commissioner to the fall debate. There are critical issues facing our county and it is imperative that all the voices that have done what it takes to gain ballot access be on the debate stage together to voice their opinions on how the county should move forward… See the full Statement below:

August 3, 2020 – 5:30 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dr. Najoli’s Incline Stop Tour Begins

Price Hill, OH – Dr. Herman Najoli, Independent candidate for Hamilton County Commissioner, is launching a brand new ‘Incline Stop Tour’. The Incline Stop tour will be a visit to all the sites where the traditional inclines scaled the hillsides of Hamilton County… See the full Statement below:

July 26, 2020 – 5:30 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dr. Najoli’s Whistle Stop Tour Begins

Price Hill, OH – The County Commissioner campaign of educator and public servant, Dr. Herman Najoli, is bringing back a wonderful tradition with a Whistle Stop Tour through Hamilton County. This week Dr. Najoli is set to visit the sites of the storied Norwood depot at Forest and Harris, the renowned Greendale depot on Greenville Avenue, the Madeira depot on Railroad Avenue, and the Silverton depot on Montgomery Road. The Whistle Stop tour… See the full Statement below:

July 18, 2020 – 5:30 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TWO HUNDRED THIRTY MILES film premieres on YouTube

Price Hill, OH – In a first-ever, one-of-a-kind, unprecedented move for a local candidate in Hamilton County, Dr. Herman Najoli is premiering a full-feature length film, TWO HUNDRED THIRTY MILES. The movie tells the story of Dr. Najoli’s run through Hamilton County as he establishes his campaign to be the next Hamilton County Commissioner. The full movie will be about 2 hours, 40 minutes. This is being released today and can be accessed freely through YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDrh3PXhdUY… See the full Statement below:

July 12, 2020 – 5:30 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Commissioner Candidate Completes 230-Mile Run in Hamilton County’s 52 Residential ZIP-Codes

Price Hill, OH – Dr. Herman Najoli, an Independent Candidate for Commissioner, has completed 230 miles of jogging in his bid to become the next Hamilton County Commissioner. Starting on May 14th and running in every ZIP Code in Hamilton County, Dr. Najoli completed  this unprecedented goal on July 12th. His purpose for running 230 miles was to highlight that… See the full Statement below:

June 26, 2020 – 5:30 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cincinnati Man on 230-Mile Run to Highlight a First-Time Occurence in Hamilton County’s 230-Year History

Price Hill, OH – A Cincinnati man is running physically in every ZIP Code in Hamilton County. His goal is to run 230 miles to highlight that he is the first Independent Candidate and first Black male to make the General Election ballot for Commissioner in Hamilton County’s 230-year history.  Established in 1790, Hamilton County is marking 230 years of existence in 2020. In the 230-years, no Independent and no Black male has made it to the County Commissioner ballot… See the full Statement below:

June 9, 2020 – 5:30 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Candidate Achieves 100 Miles in Run to for Hamilton County Commissioner

Price Hill, OH – Less than thirty (30) days after he was certified as a candidate for Hamilton County Commissioner in the 2020 General Election, Dr. Herman Najoli completed his 100th mile of physical running today…. He has now run in nineteen (19) ZIP Codes… See the full Statement below:

May 31, 2020 – 4:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Statement by Dr. Najoli Calling for New Action

Price Hill, OH – The events of the past few days in our county have been a painful experience for all of us in Hamilton County. Our county, named after Alexander Hamilton – a man who left an indelible mark on America as a great leader – should be modeling leadership to the nation.. …. See the full Statement below:

May 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Statement by Dr. Najoli on George Floyd

Price Hill, OH – As a young person growing up in Kenya, I never experienced racism. I did not know what racism was until I came to the United States. As a private resident in the US, whenever incidents of racism occurred, I made very few remarks since I was on a journey of understanding the country that I am now a citizen of and have a duty toward. …. See the full Statement below:

May 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dr. Herman Najoli Completes Marathon in His Run for Commissioner

Price Hill, OH – Only ten (10) days since he was certified as a candidate for Hamilton County Commissioner in the 2020 General Election, Dr. Herman Najoli marked his 26th mile of physical running today. Dr. Najoli has placed physical running in every ZIP Code in Hamilton County at the heart of his platform. He is running 230 miles to highlight that he is the first Independent Candidate and first Black male to make the General Election ballot for County Commissioner in the county’s 230-year history. He has now run in six (6) ZIP Codes. Dr. Najoli is running for the open seat that is currently held by Commissioner Victoria Parks. See the full Press Release below:

May 12, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dr. Herman Najoli Certified as Independent Candidate for Commission

Price Hill, OH – With exactly 175 days to go to the 2020 General Election, Dr. Herman Najoli was today certified as an Independent Candidate. Dr. Najoli becomes the first Independent Candidate to earn a place on the General Election ballot for Commissioner in the county’s 230-year history. He will be running for the seat that was previously held by the late Commissioner Todd Portune and is currently held by Commissioner Victoria Parks. See the full Press Release below:

March 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dr. Herman Najoli Suspends Campaign

Price Hill, OH – Only six days into his campaign to be the next Hamilton County Commissioner in the 2020 General Election, Dr. Herman Najoli is suspending the campaign in keeping with Governor Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home order. This hurts an insurgent, independent, underdog campaign of this nature but we are all in the same storm. Please read Dr. Najoli’s article on the stay-at-home order on his blog, Welcome to the Table, and on his Medium page below.

March 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dr. Herman Najoli Announces Historic Bid for Hamilton County Commissioner Seat

Price Hill, OH – With exactly 230 days to go to the 2020 General Election for Commissioner, Dr. Herman Najoli, announced that he will be on the ballot as the first Independent, nonpartisan candidate to ever run for Commissioner in the 230-year history of Hamilton County. Dr. Najoli will usher in an era of wisdom that enables residents to move forward, create an environment in which our county will be first, and develop the synergy for us to lead. For more information, click here: Historic Bid.

February 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dr. Herman Najoli Receives the BOE Phone Call Verifying He Has Enough Signatures

Price Hill, OH – Dr. Herman Najoli is delighted to share that he received a call from the Hamilton County Board of Elections informing him that he met the signature requirement and will be certified as an Independent Candidate on March 18 after the party primaries.

Journalists who are interested in more information should contact contact@drnajoli.com.

For More Information, see our HUB (Headlines, Updates, and Buzz) from Dr. Herman Najoli and the Friends of Najoli campaign:

January 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dr. Herman Najoli Submits Signatures to BOE for Ballot Access

Price Hill, OH – After collecting signatures from more than 9,000 residents over a two year period, Dr. Herman Najoli has finally turned in his 2020 signatures on a symbolic 230 pages. Dr. Najoli was overjoyed at the Board of Elections as he turned in more than double the required number, 6,845 signatures, in his second attempt at making the ballot as an Independent Candidate. In his first attempt in 2018 he turned in 2,399 signatures but did not gain ballot access.

For More Information, see our HUB (Headlines, Updates, and Blog) from Dr. Herman Najoli and the Friends of Najoli campaign


Hello friends! My husband coined the phrase HAMILTONIANS and developed an acronym of HAMILTONIANS as he wrote his fourth book. He is the kind of guy who cares for people and uplifts them, leaving everyone he meets inspired with joy. I have known him for 18 years and loved every bit of him. I know you will love him greatly and delight in his leadership acumen. On November 3 please vote for Dr. Herman Najoli to be the next Hamilton County Commissioner. Thank you!

L. Danyetta Najoli


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