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Process Begins to Appoint Council President Zach Klein’s Successor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Process Begins to Appoint Council President Zach Klein’s Successor

The appointment process has begun for the individual who’ll soon take the city council seat currently occupied by President Zach Klein. Starting on Monday, November 20, the City Clerk’s office is accepting applications, which include a résumé and a narrative describing the greatest challenges and opportunities facing Columbus. Klein, recently elected as Columbus City Attorney, […]

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NAACP LDF Critiques City’s At-Large Electoral Process for Having Racially Discriminatory Results

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega NAACP LDF Critiques City’s At-Large Electoral Process for Having Racially Discriminatory Results

At the urging of local ballot issue committee Everyday People for Positive Change (EDP), the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) issued a letter to the City of Columbus asserting that its at-large method of electing city council members has weakened the voting strength of Columbus’ black community and violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights […]

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Unofficial Elections Results Revealed for Local Races, State Issues

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Unofficial Elections Results Revealed for Local Races, State Issues

The unofficial election results are in from the Franklin County Board of Elections, revealing the winners of races for Columbus City Council, School Board, Municipal Court Judge, and City Auditor and Attorney, as well as decisions on Issue 1 for victims rights, Issue 2 for prescription drug prices, and the tax levy for the Franklin […]

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#SaveTheCrew Movement Rallies City Partners to Keep Crew in Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega #SaveTheCrew Movement Rallies City Partners to Keep Crew in Columbus

When Columbus Crew SC owner Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV) announced that without a new stadium, the team would be relocating to Austin, Crew fans began assembling. Thousands have gathered in support for a movement dubbed #SaveTheCrew, aimed at using local political and corporate leverage to keep the Crew from leaving. “Tuesday was just a day […]

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Who’s that Candidate? Priscilla Tyson, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Priscilla Tyson, Columbus City Council

With less than two weeks left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Priscilla Tyson is a Franklin County Democratic Party-endorsed candidate. Having served on city council since 2007, she’s prioritized community issues such as food insecurity and infant […]

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Who’s that Candidate? Mitchell Brown, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Mitchell Brown, Columbus City Council

With less than 30 days left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Mitchell Brown is a Franklin County Democratic Party-endorsed candidate. With an extensive background in public safety, his priorities align with the Columbus Divisions of Police and […]

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Who’s that Candidate? Will Petrik, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Will Petrik, Columbus City Council

With less than 30 days left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Will Petrik is a Yes We Can-endorsed Democratic candidate. As a community organizer, Petrik has rallied behind a variety of issues affecting Columbus residents. Should he […]

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