Get to Know Aftab Pureval


Get to Know 2016 Endorsed Candidate Aftab Pureval

Name: Aftab Pureval Pureval

Office you’re seeking: Hamilton County Clerk of Courts

Age: 34

Twitter handle: @aftabpureval

Why are you running?  I’m running because I want our courts to provide greater access to justice and because I believe that our courts should be the one great leveler – the one place where it doesn’t matter who you are, what you look like, or how much money you have; you should have justice available to you.

What are the most important issues on your campaign?   First, I want to increase access to justice. I’ve proposed a couple of ways to do this, including making all public records available online to provide greater transparency and establishing a self-help legal clinic so that people can still access the courts even if they can’t afford an attorney.  Second, I want our courts to be more modern and efficient, so that we can do more for less and save taxpayer dollars.  And third, I plan to do significant outreach throughout the community, particularly in poor communities and communities of color, to explain how the courts can work for all people.

Give us a fun fact about yourself.  I am an amateur photographer and pretty good at dancing.

Who is your favorite president? Why?  In real life, it’s Barack Obama because he showed me that a brown guy with a funny name can still have a career in public service.  In fake life, it’s Josiah Bartlet because The West Wing is the best.

What’s your favorite food on the campaign trail? Why? Usually I finish so late, I just grab something on my way home like Chipotle. A couple weeks ago, though, I was campaigning so late that I had to eat frozen pizza from a gas station!

If you could be a superhero, who would you be? Why? Superman – cheap airfare!

If you were a professional athlete what song would you choose to be your “walk out” song?  “Born in the USA!” by Bruce Springsteen.

What was your first paid job? I worked at a toy store at a mall in Beavercreek.

How can young dems help in your race?   I’m running against the old guard in Hamilton County – a family that’s been on the ballot for more than forty years. But I know that with the help of our talented, committed OYD volunteers, we can and win this race.  Whether it’s helping us with phone banks and canvasses, sharing our messages on social media, or talking to your friends in Hamilton County about our race, we need your help over this final push before Election Day.  We’re grateful to be selected as a targeted race by OYD and look forward to working with you all toward victory!

Come canvass with OYD in support of Aftab's campaign on Saturday, October 22nd.  RSVP and get the details HERE