P.G. Sittenfeld is Cincinnati's top vote-getter in the two most recent citywide elections, and is current serving in his third term as a member of Cincinnati City Council. P.G. has been called a "rising star" by NBC Political Director Chuck Todd and by national media outlets like The Hill and Roll Call. P.G. is the Chair of the Education, Innovation & Growth Committee and also serves on the Budget & Finance Committee and the Equity, Inclusion, Youth & the Arts Committee.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, P.G. is a graduate of Seven Hills School, Princeton University, and was awarded a Marshall Scholarship to attend graduate school at Oxford University. Following his studies and after completing a fellowship at Google, P.G. turned down an offer to continue working at the technology company to return to his hometown to co-found the Community Learning Center Institute. In this role, he helped transform the Cincinnati Public School District and neighborhoods across the city by taking underused schools and rebuilding them into hubs of opportunity for mentoring, learning, and health care access for the entire community. These efforts have led to improved academic outcomes in Cincinnati – and inspired similar programs across Ohio and in cities including New York and Philadelphia.
P.G.’s leadership is grounded in his commitment to connecting with the people he serves. He hears firsthand the challenges and concerns of Cincinnati families so that he can develop the most effective solutions. He has led major efforts to improve the lives of his constituents, working to help attract good-paying new jobs to Cincinnati, keeping our streets safe for all community members, and ensuring that local government lives within its means.
For his work at City Hall, P.G. was twice invited to the Obama White House, once for leading efforts around reducing gun violence and another time for leading Cincinnati's work to prevent sexual assaults. P.G.'s Golden Cincinnati Initiative expanded support for older Cincinnatians and for those with disabilities, and earned P.G. the Robert Primm Award for Outstanding Senior Advocate from Cincinnati Area Senior Services. P.G. is City Hall’s lead evangelist for the city’s Innovation Ecosystem and startup community, building on existing strengths in the local economy while ensuring the city stays competitive for the future. His program for stabilizing foreclosed properties has helped residents stay in their homes and saved millions of dollars in property values. And P.G. has stood steadfast in the fight for greater equality, by supporting LGBT rights and pushing back against voter suppression.
Outside of City Hall, P.G. has been professionally involved in several entrepreneurial endeavors, ranging from tech to media. He is also an active civic volunteer, having served as a board member for the Freestore Foodbank, The Nature Conservancy of Ohio, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Cincinnati, Women Helping Women (Southwest Ohio's Rape Crisis Center), and the Breakthrough Collaborative. He is married to Dr. Sarah Coyne Sittenfeld, a medical resident specializing in radiation oncology, and they have a rescue dog named Oakley.