Columbus City Council Elections 2015
February 13, 2015 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm #1063485
City Council Candidates Discuss Issues in First Public Forum
February 13, 2015 3:24 pm – Walker Evans
The Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church hosted its second “Meet the Candidates” event last night (the first one featured the four mayoral candidates) and there were almost as many people fielding questions as there were in attendance. Ten City Council candidates were seated before the audience gathered by the Columbus Coalition of Concerned Black Citizens.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/city-council-candidates-discuss-issues-in-first-public-forumFebruary 23, 2015 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #1064706
Rep. Stinziano Talks Homelessness, Transportation and Transformation in Campaign for City Council
February 23, 2015 3:54 pm – Jesse Bethea
Since 2011, Michael Stinizano has served the 18th District in the Ohio House of Representatives. Now he is running for Columbus City Council, hoping to replace Council President Andrew Ginther, who will vacate his seat as he campaigns for mayor. In an interview with Columbus Underground, Stinizano said one reason he wants to transition from state to local government is the opportunity to be part of the city’s future, and that he finds the challenges of Columbus public service “appealing.”
February 23, 2015 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #1064717
Rep. Stinziano Talks Homelessness, Transportation and Transformation in Campaign for City Council<br>
February 23, 2015 3:54 pm – Jesse Bethea
Since 2011, Michael Stinizano has served the 18th District in the Ohio House of Representatives. Now he is running for Columbus City Council, hoping to replace Council President Andrew Ginther, who will vacate his seat as he campaigns for mayor. In an interview with Columbus Underground, Stinizano said one reason he wants to transition from state to local government is the opportunity to be part of the city’s future, and that he finds the challenges of Columbus public service “appealing.”<br>
Is it Stinizano or Stinziano?February 23, 2015 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm #1064722
Stinziano! Fixed!February 23, 2015 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #1064723
Thanks for this interview, Walker.February 23, 2015 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #1064724February 23, 2015 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #1064727March 19, 2015 9:22 am at 9:22 am #1067908
City Council Candidate Will Petrik Asks ‘What’s Possible?’
March 19, 2015 9:19 am – Jesse Bethea
Right around the time when a community organizer from Chicago’s South Side was elected president, Will Petrik decided that he too wanted to become a community organizer. He worked in Chicago with a national student campaign against homelessness and hunger, as well as organizing students on the campus of Evergreen State College in Washington. After five years living in Columbus, Petrik is now running for City Council.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/city-council-candidate-will-petrik-asks-whats-possible-jb1March 27, 2015 9:47 am at 9:47 am #1069101
Kiwan Lawson Pushes Accountability in City Council Campaign
March 27, 2015 9:00 am – Jesse Bethea
It was while Columbus native Kiwan Lawson was attending Marion-Franklin High School that he started to notice things that would push him toward the study of social justice and economic inequality. Lawson said after coming from Glendening Elementary School in the Groveport-Madison school district, with its superior computers, teachers and lunches, Lawson could notice things were different in his new high school.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/kiwan-lawson-pushes-accountability-in-city-council-campaign-jb1March 30, 2015 9:15 am at 9:15 am #1069546
Besa Sharrah Campaigns for City Council With a ‘Triangle’ of Issues
March 30, 2015 8:00 am – Jesse Bethea
Besa Sharrah is one of four endorsed Republicans in this year’s City Council campaign, and one of three women who will appear on the Council ballot on the May 5 primary election. Sharrah’s interest in politics is not new – she and her husband Robert, a candidate for the Columbus Board of Education, have been involved in local politics since moving to Columbus in 2011. But the desire to run as a candidate herself is a new development.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/besa-sharrah-campaigns-for-city-council-with-a-triangle-of-issues-jb1April 6, 2015 7:53 am at 7:53 am #1070439
John Rush Brings Lessons from Social Enterprises to City Council Campaign
April 6, 2015 7:39 am – Jesse Bethea
John Rush always knew that at some point in his life, he wanted to occupy elected office in some capacity. But his plan had always been to run when the youngest of his eight children had left the home – a moment which is still a decade away. In the meantime, he expected to continue building relationships with local leaders and prepare for interactions between the state, city and county. But recently people started suggesting that his work as president and CEO of CleanTurn, the job training and placement enterprise for returning ex-inmates, might make him a prime candidate for office.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/john-rush-brings-lessons-from-social-enterprises-to-city-council-campaignApril 11, 2015 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm #1071380
A current program that I attend, called Mosaic, had Will Petrik come in to talk to us. He seems like a great person all around. A huge bonus is that while he has no real “specific vision” he has a great ability to listen, as most of the 2 hour part of my class was spent asking him questions.
A great guy, and a great person who has the opportunity to listen to the city’s residents, I will surely be voting for him!April 28, 2015 2:43 pm at 2:43 pm #1073875
Klein Runs for Re-Election with Public Safety Plans and Accomplishments
April 28, 2015 1:57 pm – Jesse Bethea
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 wake of the recession, and keeping Columbus an overall safe city.
“We face no different crime in Columbus, being the 15th largest city in the United States, than any major city faces,” said Klein.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/klein-runs-for-re-election-with-public-safety-plans-and-accomplishmentsApril 30, 2015 9:45 am at 9:45 am #1074270
614Cast has launched with interviews with all primary elegible candidates.
Here’s the episode:
And full interviews with each candidate can be found here:
http://614cast.com/category/council-candidates/April 30, 2015 3:41 pm at 3:41 pm #1074441
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