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Process Begins to Appoint Council President Zach Klein’s Successor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Process Begins to Appoint Council President Zach Klein’s Successor

The appointment process has begun for the individual who’ll soon take the city council seat currently occupied by President Zach Klein. Starting on Monday, November 20, the City Clerk’s office is accepting applications, which include a résumé and a narrative describing the greatest challenges and opportunities facing Columbus. Klein, recently elected as Columbus City Attorney, […]

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National Political Organizer Shaun King Endorses Yes We Can Candidates for City Council and School Board

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega National Political Organizer Shaun King Endorses Yes We Can Candidates for City Council and School Board

Yes We Can: Columbus Working Families, the group endorsing City Council candidates Jasmine Ayres and Will Petrik as well as School Board candidates Erin Upchurch, Abby Vaile and Amy Harkins, was recently backed by political writer, thought leader and speaker Shaun King. It started with a video released on YouTube, featuring King in front of […]

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Who’s that Candidate? Will Petrik, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Will Petrik, Columbus City Council

With less than 30 days left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Will Petrik is a Yes We Can-endorsed Democratic candidate. As a community organizer, Petrik has rallied behind a variety of issues affecting Columbus residents. Should he […]

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Central Ohio Young Black Democrats Break Tradition, Endorse Yes We Can Candidate

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Central Ohio Young Black Democrats Break Tradition, Endorse Yes We Can Candidate

Central Ohio Young Black Democrats (COYBD) broke tradition last night, making candidate endorsements of their own for the first time. The move caused a wave in the county and state party, and involved resignations from several COYBD Executive Committee members. It started when the Central Ohio chapter decided to recommend Columbus City Council candidate Jasmine […]

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Opinion: Yes We Can Fosters Neighborhood Unity through House Party Campaign

Jacquelyn Garcia Jacquelyn Garcia Opinion: Yes We Can Fosters Neighborhood Unity through House Party Campaign

For two hours last night, close to 100 Columbus residents had something in common — they took steps toward giving their neighborhood a bigger say in the future of Columbus. Groups of residents in neighborhoods citywide – Clintonville, Easton, Linden, the Hilltop, Old North and the South Side – gathered at their neighbors’ houses as […]

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Gallery: People’s State of the City Rally Asks ‘Where is Mayor Ginther?’

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Gallery: People’s State of the City Rally Asks ‘Where is Mayor Ginther?’

Tuesday evening saw the gathering of local activist organizations outside the Bluestone on East Broad Street, where Mayor Andrew Ginther, members of Columbus City Council, and the Columbus Partnership were having their donor dinner. PJP member Amber Evans, who led the rally, described the Columbus Partnership as “a string of corporations, of businesses, of health […]

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Yes We Can Candidates Will Move Forward to the General Election

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Yes We Can Candidates Will Move Forward to the General Election

The two Yes We Can candidates running in the Columbus City Council primary election will be moving forward to the general this November. Although coming in with fewer votes than Democratic incumbents Priscilla Tyson, Shannon Hardin and Mitchell Brown, YWC’s Will Petrik and Jasmine Ayres’ platforms resonated with 17 percent of voters combined. “The voice of Columbus […]

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