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2019 Election Results

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2019 Election Results

Your votes have been cast and results have been tallied and here are the results of the November 5th, 2019 general election in Columbus. Incumbent Democratic Mayor Andrew Ginther, who ran unopposed, easily won re-election with 94% of the vote, leaving the other seven percent to cast their ballots for write-in candidates. Four Columbus City […]

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Opinion: Make Your Vote Count

Mike Alcock Mike Alcock Opinion: Make Your Vote Count

Columbus City Schools (CCS) is the largest district in the state of Ohio. Yet, in the last two CCS school board election cycles, the participation rate for all eligible voters has averaged only 16% in the general election.  Our students deserve the most talented, professional, and principled public servants that the community can elect.  In […]

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Former Richard Cordray Adviser to Challenge Joyce Beatty in 2020

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Former Richard Cordray Adviser to Challenge Joyce Beatty in 2020

Rep. Joyce Beatty, who’s represented Ohio’s third congressional district since 2013, faces a challenger in the upcoming 2020 election. Morgan Harper, a 36-year-old former adviser of Richard Cordray, says she’ll run a grassroots campaign against the incumbent, prioritizing racial justice, affordable housing, and climate change. Harper, a Columbus native, was raised by an immigrant and […]

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The Confluence Cast: Mayor Andrew Ginther

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Mayor Andrew Ginther

They say politicians are only as good as their last election, but after that, they’re already looking towards the next election. After serving four years as mayor of Columbus, Andrew Ginther is reflecting on the accomplishments of his first term, but since he’s running unopposed for reelection, now he’s thinking about what to get done in his second term. […]

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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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Mayor, City Council Announce Proposal for Campaign Finance Reform

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Mayor, City Council Announce Proposal for Campaign Finance Reform

A new proposal for campaign finance reform would establish contribution limits for municipal elections for the first time in the city’s history, but local organization Yes We Can Columbus (YWC) says it doesn’t go far enough. The proposal was announced on Wednesday, Nov. 28, by Mayor Andrew Ginther and Columbus City Council, and aims to […]

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DeWine to Succeed Kasich as Next Ohio Governor, and Other Election Results

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega DeWine to Succeed Kasich as Next Ohio Governor, and Other Election Results

What many political strategists were predicting would be a “blue wave” looks more like a blue tide, particularly here in Ohio. The GOP has successfully defended the governor’s office. Mike DeWine beat Democrat Richard Cordray by 5 points, 51 to 46 percent. The same goes for Attorney General; Republican Dave Yost will succeed DeWine, winning […]

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