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Andrew Ginther Wins Mayoral Primary With ‘Unprecedented’ Numbers

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Andrew Ginther Wins Mayoral Primary With ‘Unprecedented’ Numbers

Tuesday was a good day for Andrew Ginther and his supporters as the City Council president easily thumped his Republican and Democratic competition in the 2015 Columbus mayoral primary. Ginther not only came out on top, but took nearly 52 percent of the vote, leaving the remaining percentage divided among Zach Scott (18.15 percent), Terry […]

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Resource Accessibility a Top Issue for City Council Candidate Ibrahima Sow

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Resource Accessibility a Top Issue for City Council Candidate Ibrahima Sow

Ibrahima Sow came to the United States from Senegal in 1998 with his mother and two brothers. He has lived in Columbus ever since, attending Independence High School and graduating from Ohio State University. Sow is now running for Columbus City Council, endorsed by the Franklin County Republican Party, with the goal of helping people […]

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School Board Candidates Talk About the District’s Biggest Challenges

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea School Board Candidates Talk About the District’s Biggest Challenges

With the Tuesday’s primary election on the horizon, Columbus is choosing candidates for Mayor and for City Council, and in many respects the campaign for Columbus Board of Education has fallen by the wayside. In an effort to educate voters on the school board candidates appearing, Columbus Underground contacted each candidate and requested answers to […]

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Ex-Buckeye Dimitrious Stanley Running for City Council

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Ex-Buckeye Dimitrious Stanley Running for City Council

Former Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Dimitrious Stanley did not always expect to run for public office, but the athlete, radio personality and businessman now seeks a spot on the Columbus City Council. Stanley, endorsed by the Franklin County Republican Party, said he does not intend to become a politician, but instead wants to use […]

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Michelle Mills Talks Environment and Development in Re-Election Bid

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Michelle Mills Talks Environment and Development in Re-Election Bid

Michelle Mills, who will appear on the ballot for Tuesday’s primary as she runs for re-election, leads the Columbus City Council’s Development Committee and became the inaugural chairwoman of the Environment Committee in 2014. As she pursues another term in office, the incumbent Democrat has a number of ideas that seem to bridge her two […]

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Voter Guide: 2015 Columbus Mayoral Primary

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Voter Guide: 2015 Columbus Mayoral Primary

Columbus voters have been casting early ballots for three weeks now in the 2015 primary election, which will be decided on May 5. The top question for the future of Columbus is who will be the first new mayor after 16 years of Michael B. Coleman’s leadership. Columbus Underground has interviewed each of the four […]

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Klein Runs for Re-Election with Public Safety Plans and Accomplishments

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Klein Runs for Re-Election with Public Safety Plans and Accomplishments

Zach Klein has served on Columbus City Council since 2011 and now presides over the Council’s public safety committee. He’s proud of the things he and the rest of the Council have been able to accomplish over the last four years; hiring 450 new police officers and firefighters, opening rec centers and pools in the […]

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