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Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano Announces Run for County Auditor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano Announces Run for County Auditor

Michael Stinziano, recently voted as President Pro Tempore of Columbus City Council, has announced a run for Franklin County Auditor. Stinziano has served on council for the last two years. “I’m running for Auditor because I want to move our government forward,” Stinziano said in a released statement. “We’re not taking advantage of technology that […]

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City Council Names New President, President Pro Tempore

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Council Names New President, President Pro Tempore

As former Columbus City Council president Zach Klein begins his role as City Attorney, council has selected its new president and president pro tempore. Councilmember Shannon Hardin was named Council President, and Councilmember Michael Stinziano is now President Pro Tempore. The announcement came at a council meeting on Tuesday, January 2. Hardin and former president […]

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Ohio Gubernatorial Election Heats Up as More Democrats Have Entered the Race

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Gubernatorial Election Heats Up as More Democrats Have Entered the Race

Since Ohio’s gubernatorial candidates first started filing, a lot has changed, with more candidates entering the Democratic primary and one leaving the Republican primary. Ohioans now have three Republican candidates and seven Democratic candidates to pick from for the state’s next leader, as the February deadline for petition-filing draws nearer. The GOP’s frontrunner, Attorney General […]

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City Council Selects 13 Finalists for Appointment

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Council Selects 13 Finalists for Appointment

Columbus City Council has narrowed down their list of 36 appointment applicants to just 13. Coming from an array of backgrounds, each will have an interview with council before the decision is made. Interviews are scheduled for next Thursday and Friday, January 4 and 5. Nancy Day-Achauer Ordained Minister at the United Methodist Church since […]

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NAACP LDF Letter Says Diversity on City Council is Superficial

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega NAACP LDF Letter Says Diversity on City Council is Superficial

Following one group’s continual push for district representation on Columbus City Council, council is again defending the at-large voting method by which its members are elected. This time, they’re answering to a letter sent by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), who last month asserted that Columbus’ electoral process violates the Voting Rights Act of […]

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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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