Yvette Simpson was the first in her family to graduate college, at Miami University and received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of Cincinnati. After graduating, Yvette practiced law before developing and directing Miami University’s first Pre-Law Program. In 2014, she earned her M.B.A. degree from Xavier University. Yvette made the decision to run for public office because she believed that all people should have a voice in their government, no matter who they are or where they come from. First elected to City Council in 2011, Yvette has committed her time to serving our most vulnerable citizens. On Council, Yvette established the city’s first Homeless-to-Work program, The Small Business Advisory Committee and the Youth Commission of Cincinnati. She led the fight to pass legislation establishing Paid Parental Leave for all City employees.