COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus African American News Journal has endorsed state Rep. Michael Stinziano for Columbus City Council.
In its October edition, the Journal’s Founder and Publisher Ray Miller said in endorsing him, “Stinziano is a truly outstanding public servant, a lawyer, and a great family man.”
Publisher Miller elaborated “The strategy for change is simple. It is tried and true. It worked for our forbearers and it will work for us. Here it is folks. VOTE.”
Rep. Stinziano, the former Director of the Franklin County Board of Elections, has been a leading voice in protecting the right to vote and championing changes to make voter registration and voting easier during the five years that Stinziano has represented the residents and businesses of Columbus at the Statehouse.
“I’m honored that the Columbus African American News Journal is supporting me,” Stinziano said. “I was born and grew up in Columbus and have lived here for almost 30 years. I understand the problems, uncertainties, and opportunities many of our neighborhoods face today.”
“On Council, one of my top priorities will be to develop programs to support our great neighborhoods that nurture families and enhance public safety. I pledge to represent our community with strong, effective, and experienced leadership and to work to build a better, brighter future for us all.”
The endorsement of the Columbus African American News Journal is the second newspaper endorsement that Stinziano received this week. On October 5, The Columbus Dispatch endorsed Stinziano’s candidacy for Council saying: “The Columbus native and OSU law school graduate is thoughtful, pragmatic, and bipartisan, and would strengthen the panel significantly.”
Stinziano is running with Council Members Jaiza Page, Zach Klein, Shannon Hardin, and Council candidate Elizabeth Brown in the November election.