Darryl Fairchild is an incumbent Dayton City Commissioner running for a second term. He unsuccessfully ran for the commission two times before winning a special election in 2018. Despite being a liberal Democrat, local party leaders seem to dislike Fairchild. They recruited Daryl Ward to run against him in 2018 and Scott Sliver in 2021. Both, like Fairchild, are pastors. In the 2021 primary Fairchild finished third behind Shenise Turner-Sloss and Stacey Benson-Taylor and ahead of Scott Sliver.