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Open Letter to City Council: Build a Local Government That’s Of, For, and By All of Us

Will Petrik Will Petrik Open Letter to City Council: Build a Local Government That’s Of, For, and By All of Us

Dear Columbus City Council Members, I am writing to ask that you exert leadership to limit the influence of big money in Columbus. We have an opportunity to make sure local campaigns and our local government reflect a democracy that’s of, for, and by all of us. Mayor Ginther’s proposed campaign contribution limit ($12,707.79) ensures […]

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Opinion: Establishment Politics Will Not Solve the Challenges Our City Faces

Will Petrik Will Petrik Opinion: Establishment Politics Will Not Solve the Challenges Our City Faces

I am an elected member of the Franklin County Democratic Party (FCDP) Central Committee. On Wednesday evening, I got an email on FCDP letterhead with an announcement from Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer. His message to the Democratic Party Executive Committee was that he will not be seeking re-election for City Attorney. He closed with […]

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Opinion: Let’s Give Every Community a Voice in Columbus

Will Petrik Will Petrik Opinion: Let’s Give Every Community a Voice in Columbus

There is a cloud of corruption lingering over Columbus. It’s time to take concrete steps to clean up our city and put power back in the hands of everyday people. It is clear that democracy is broken at the state and national level and big money is running the show. The same is true at the city level […]

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