Former Candidate James Ragland Announces Support for Ginther Mayoral Campaign
Over forty local civic and political leaders gathered this morning at the Columbus Fire Fighters Union in Franklinton to announce their support for the Andrew Ginther Mayoral Campaign. His supporters include Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, City Auditor Hugh Dorrian, City Attorney Richard Pfeiffer, State Rep Mike Curtin, School Board Member Mary Jo Hudson and many others.
“The group that gathered today represents one of diversity and strength of our community,” said Ginther. “Working together with these community leaders, we will keep transforming Columbus into America’s Opportunity City.”
Perhaps the most interesting of the supporters today is former Mayoral Candidate James Ragland, who was knocked out of the race during May’s primary election. During public debates and events, Ragland often criticized the current City Council administration that serves under Ginther’s leadership, and brought up Ginther’s history on the Columbus City School Board, claiming that he was involved in hiding the data scrubbing scandal from the public.
Meanwhile, Ragland often spoke in a more friendly manner toward Mayoral Candidate Zach Scott during primary debates, leading some to believe he would support Scott’s campaign this November. It appears that Ragland has had a change of heart this summer.
“Andrew Ginther has been a public servant for many years,” said Ragland. “He understands what it takes to lead our community and he is the only candidate with the solid background and experience needed to keep Columbus moving forward.”
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