The Columbus Dispatch, one of the largest and most respected newspapers in Ohio, has endorsed state Rep. Michael Stinziano for Columbus City Council.
In The Dispatch’s October 5 endorsement, the newspaper’s editorial board said “The Columbus native and OSU law school graduate is thoughtful, pragmatic, and bipartisan, and would strengthen the panel significantly.”
The Dispatch’s editorial board said Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat, “… would be new to council, but has a long record of public service for a 35-year-old.”
The Dispatch’s editorial board made mention of Rep. Stinziano’s 7 year record of service in local government: “… Stinziano has served in the Legislature since 2011. Prior to that, he served as director of the Franklin County Board of Elections.”
“I’m honored that the area’s largest newspaper is supporting me,” Stinziano said. “On Council, I will champion effective, common-sense solutions to build a better and brighter future for Columbus. I was born and grew up in Columbus, have lived here almost my entire life, and truly understand the problems, uncertainties, and opportunities we face today. I’ll work hard every day to help make Columbus the best place in America to live, work, raise a family and grow a business.”
Stinziano is running with Council Members Jaiza Page, Zach Klein, Shannon Hardin, and Council candidate Elizabeth Brown in the November election.