Dani is a lifelong Cincinnatian, the son of immigrants, and a proud graduate of Walnut Hills High School. Dani started a small business, Cohear, that brings leaders and community members together to solve problems and improve local policy. Through his work at Cohear, he has spent countless evenings organizing, listening to, and learning from the ideas of thousands of people in communities across Cincinnati, working closely with leaders from Cincinnati Public Schools, Children’s Hospital, the Health Department, and other major institutions.
Dani got his start as a community organizer for President Obama’s campaign, went on to Yale Law School, and has worked for years to register new voters, protect the right to vote, and elect Democrats all over the country. Dani is a longtime mentor, and serves on a number of non-profit boards, including the Jewish Community Relations Council, Women of Cincy, and the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project. He loves to cook for new friends, so if you see him, ask him to bring over a lasagna or a banana pudding some time!
Dani (pronounced like “Sunny” with a “D”) is running for State Representative to fight for our community’s priorities in Columbus and to infuse new energy and optimism into our politics.
Dani is running to represent his district in Columbus because he believes in the people of Cincinnati. He knows that politics doesn’t have to be the way it has become: something divisive that tears us apart. Dani knows that we can come together in common cause because he has organized and facilitated hundreds of community conversations with the everyday experts – people with the wisdom of lived experience – on the issues that matter most to their lives. He knows that even on the toughest issues, people are thoughtful, pragmatic, understanding, and willing to compromise to get things done. Those experiences in libraries and rec centers in every neighborhood have taught him that better government – and a better politics – are possible. His platform is rooted in the years he has spent at Cohear listening to and learning from people across Cincinnati. Dani is running because of his belief in people, and that when you focus on what matters, the people will get it right every time. There is important work to do in Columbus, and Dani is ready to listen and lead.