Realtor Emmanuel Remy Appointed to Council
During their Monday night meeting, Columbus City Council voted unanimously to appoint Emmanuel Remy as their newest member. Remy has been a realtor with Coldwell Banker King Thompson for the last six years and Northland Council President for the last five years. He was selected from a pool of 13 finalists, narrowed down from 36 and including former candidate for council Jasmine Ayres, with Yes We Can.
The appointment drew a crowd of protesters from Yes We Can, who were rallying in opposition to the city’s process of appointing new members to council. As of Monday, 33 of the past 37 new members to council have been appointed by incumbents.
“On November 7, over 31,000 people spoke loud and clear about what they’re fighting for,” said Ayres, who received the fourth highest number of votes in last year’s election. “Today, the City of Columbus and city council have the opportunity to look toward the future and send a message to the people that we can have an inclusive government.”
Remy was appointed at the start of the meeting, filling the vacancy left by former council president Zach Klein, now City Attorney. Remy, who’s also worked with Carleton Realty, Columbus Realtors and the Ohio Association of Realtors, has also worked with a number of committees under Columbus City Schools.
Remy will be sworn in at a date to be announced.