City Council Prepares for New Chapter

The Columbus Dispatch - Letter to the Editor

Tuesday November 10, 2015 5:00 AM

Columbus voters chose wisely in re-electing members Shannon Hardin, Zach Klein and Jaiza Page and, for the first time in 16 years, electing non-incumbents Elizabeth Brown and me to city council (“New mayor means continuity for Columbus,” Dispatch editorial, Thursday).

Winston Churchill once said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

During the campaign, I met with and listened to thousands of voters in neighborhoods throughout Columbus who are concerned about the future of our great city. Make no mistake about it, people know that Columbus is at a crossroads.

As a new voice at City Hall, I’m excited about the opportunity to serve on a council whose members contribute so much to the success of our city. I am dedicated to investing in our neighborhoods to create more and better-paying good jobs, fund essential services to help promote neighborhood safety, and provide effective and responsive constituent service.

I ask for your prayers as your city council works to write this new chapter in Columbus history.

REP. MICHAEL STINZIANO

18th Ohio House District

Columbus