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Eight Finalists Selected for Vacant City Council Seat

Walker Evans Walker Evans Eight Finalists Selected for Vacant City Council Seat

As reported last weekend, 19 applicants threw their names in the hat for the Columbus City Council vacancy left by outgoing member Hearcel Craig. Yesterday, the selection process was narrowed to a final list of eight candidates: Elizabeth Brown Stefanie Lynn Coe Brandyn McElroy Jaiza Page Cheryl Penn James Ragland Emmanuel Remy Ramona Reyes Several […]

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19 Candidates Apply for Next City Council Vacancy

Walker Evans Walker Evans 19 Candidates Apply for Next City Council Vacancy

No, you’re not having deja vu. Columbus has a second City Council seat to fill in 2014 with the departure of Hearcel Craig, who won election in November to a seat at the Ohio House of Representatives (he will take that office on January 6th). Back in August, A. Troy Miller resigned from his council […]

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Council President Ginther Enters the Race for Columbus Mayor

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Council President Ginther Enters the Race for Columbus Mayor

Columbus City Council President Andrew Ginther announced today that he is running to succeed Mayor Michael Coleman as Coleman completes his time in office. It’s long been expected that the 39-year-old Democrat intended to follow Coleman in office and Ginther’s opportunity to do so came when Coleman announced last month that he would not seek […]

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Columbus Earns Highest Municipal Equality Score For Second Year

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Earns Highest Municipal Equality Score For Second Year

For two years in a row, Columbus has achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index. The measurement indicates that even though Ohio is now in the minority of states that denies residents of marriage equality, the city government scores highly for inclusive and nondiscriminatory laws and practices. “Columbus […]

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Shannon Hardin Selected to Join Columbus City Council

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shannon Hardin Selected to Join Columbus City Council

The sitting members of Columbus City Council announced tonight that they have hand selected Shannon Hardin to join their ranks in a replacement seat recently vacated by the resignation of A. Troy Miller. The announcement came following a two-round process where 27 applicants were whittled down to 12 finalists who were interviewed last week in […]

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List of City Council Candidates Narrowed to 12

Walker Evans Walker Evans List of City Council Candidates Narrowed to 12

Several weeks ago, Columbus residents were prompted to apply to fill the vacant seat that was left with the departure of President Pro Tem A. Troy Miller last Friday. Of the 822,553 residents, Council received 27 official applications, which were narrowed down to a list of 12 finalists last week, following a series of interviews. Public interviews […]

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So You Want To Be A Columbus City Councilmember?

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea So You Want To Be A Columbus City Councilmember?

Columbus City Council is currently accepting applications for anyone interested in filling the seat left vacant by President Pro Tem A. Troy Miller, who will formally resign on Sept. 26. Applicants for the position must submit eight copies of their resume, as well as “a narrative of no more than 500 words describing the greatest […]

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