Hamilton County Democrats choose new clerk of courts to succeed Aftab Pureval

Pavan Parikh

In the end, it wasn’t a hard decision for the 200-plus Democrats who assembled in a union hall in Evanston. 

They unanimously on Wednesday chose attorney and former judicial candidate Pavan Parikh to succeed Cincinnati Mayor-elect Aftab Pureval as Hamilton County Clerk of Courts. 

Parikh is well known in the courthouse, knows the legal system and can win re-election and keep the seat Democratic, Hamilton County Chairwoman Gwen McFarlin told the Democratic Central Committee. That’s why a nominating committee recommended him. 

Parikh is also a judge advocate in the Army Reserve. 

“He is serious about this position,” McFarlin said. “He is not using this position as a stepping stone for higher ground.”

The 200-plus members agreed and didn’t nominate anyone else for the position.