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Voter Guide: 2015 Columbus Mayoral Primary

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Voter Guide: 2015 Columbus Mayoral Primary

Columbus voters have been casting early ballots for three weeks now in the 2015 primary election, which will be decided on May 5. The top question for the future of Columbus is who will be the first new mayor after 16 years of Michael B. Coleman’s leadership. Columbus Underground has interviewed each of the four […]

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Transit Columbus Provides Transportation-Centric Voter Guide

Walker Evans Walker Evans Transit Columbus Provides Transportation-Centric Voter Guide

With the May primary just two weeks away, voters are becoming more and more inundated with campaign information, election ads, flyers, mailers, newsletters, yard signs and emails. With four mayoral candidates in the running, and around a dozen in the city council race, keeping track of who’s who can be a challenge even for those […]

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Interview: James Ragland, Candidate for Mayor

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Interview: James Ragland, Candidate for Mayor

Earlier this month, mayoral candidate James Ragland was almost kicked off the ballot by the Franklin County Board of Elections after questions emerged over whether one of his five-member nominating committee lived in Columbus. Those concerns were quickly dismissed and Ragland is now firmly on the ballot for the nonpartisan primary in May. Ragland agreed […]

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James Ragland Enters Race for Columbus Mayor

Walker Evans Walker Evans James Ragland Enters Race for Columbus Mayor

The race to replace outgoing Mayor Michael B. Coleman just got another contender with the news that James Ragland has officially announced his candidacy for the position. Ragland currently serves as Development Director at the Cristo Rey High School, and has previously held positions with the University District Organization, the State Central Committee for the […]

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Columbus Has Issues: A Guide to the 2014 Ballot Issues

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Has Issues: A Guide to the 2014 Ballot Issues

If you are following the 2014 election season closely, you’re probably familiar with the candidates for governor, attorney general, secretary of state and other major statewide offices. Even the most educated Central Ohio voter, however, may be unfamiliar with the three issues to appear on ballots in Franklin, Fairfield and Delaware counties. Issues 6, 7 […]

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Coalition Submits Petition for Campaign Finance Reform

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Coalition Submits Petition for Campaign Finance Reform

The Columbus Coalition for Responsive Government submitted a petition Tuesday afternoon calling for campaign finance reform in mayoral and city council elections. According to a press release sent out by the Coalition, 16,205 people signed the proposal, which is designed to create fairer and more competitive local elections through the creation of a Fair Campaigns […]

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Mayoral Election 2011: Interview with Michael B. Coleman

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayoral Election 2011: Interview with Michael B. Coleman

Michael B. Coleman has served the City of Columbus as Mayor since the year 2000, and is currently running for his fourth term. Coleman’s supporters are often quick to point to his leadership on redevelopment projects such as the effort focused on revitalizing Downtown, his willingness to invest in improvements in urban neighborhoods, and his […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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