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Candidates for City Council Debate Biggest Local Issues

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Candidates for City Council Debate Biggest Local Issues

Tax abatements, income inequality, affordable housing, jobs, and education – Columbus City Council candidates hit all the hot button issues during their debate at the Columbus Metropolitan Club on Wednesday, October 23.  Incumbent councilmembers Elizabeth Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, and Emmanuel Remy are all up for re-election this November, an opportunity for the progressive […]

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City Council Profiles: Elizabeth Brown and Emmanuel Remy

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Profiles: Elizabeth Brown and Emmanuel Remy

Ahead of the general elections for four at-large city council seats tomorrow, November 5, 2019, Columbus Underground is giving voters a chance to do some last-minute research on the candidates. CU has interviewed challengers Tiffany White, Scott Singratsomboune, Joe Motil and Liliana Riviera Baiman, as well as council’s newest members, Rob Dorans and Shayla Favor, […]

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City Council Candidate Profile: Joe Motil

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Candidate Profile: Joe Motil

Joe Motil has been waiting for his turn. At least, that’s the advice he’d been given from Democratic leaders whenever he lost a bid for local offices: “‘Stick around, your turn will come,’” he says. Motil first ran for City Council in 1995. In 1998, he ran for State Representative in what was then the […]

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City Council Candidate Profile: Scott Singratsomboune

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Candidate Profile: Scott Singratsomboune

When Scott Singratsomboune tells people he’s running as an independent, people are immediately skeptical. He says the wheels start turning in people’s heads, trying to figure out whether he’s a “closet Democrat” or “closet Republican.” “They’re trying to figure out, well if he says it this way or uses this word, this is an indicator […]

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City Council Candidate Profile: Tiffany White

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Candidate Profile: Tiffany White

The Wendy’s at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Nelson Road is the only restaurant in the Shepard neighborhood in North Central Columbus. It’s one of the things Columbus City Council candidate Tiffany White has witnessed the effect of in her neighborhood. And as a member of the North Central Area Commission, those problems are […]

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Q&A with City Council Candidate Liliana Rivera Baiman

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Q&A with City Council Candidate Liliana Rivera Baiman

Since 2016, Yes We Can has promoted a progressive platform in the City of Columbus. The group says it represents working families, and is pushing policies for more affordable housing, $15 minimum wage, and implementing a ward system, among other issues. The group is currently endorsing three Columbus City Council candidates for the upcoming election […]

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Q&A with Council’s Newest Member, Rob Dorans

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Q&A with Council’s Newest Member, Rob Dorans

Rob Dorans was sworn in as Columbus City Council’s newest member last week, replacing former president pro tem Michael Stinziano. Stinzianio won his race against former county auditor Clarence Mingo in the 2018 general election, and officially took office on Monday, March 11. Stinziano’s successor comes from a labor law background, dedicating seven years to […]

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