COLUMBUS, Ohio – The following statement may be attributed in full or in part to Columbus City Council Member-Elect Michael Stinziano on the results of today’s election:
“As a kid from Columbus, I am humbled and appreciate receiving so many votes today.
I especially want to thank Council Members Jaiza Page, Zach Klein, Shannon Hardin, Council Member-Elect Elizabeth Brown and our volunteers who worked so hard in our campaigns all year long.
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.’
Over the past several months I’ve met with and listened to thousands of voters in neighborhoods throughout Columbus 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 on Council, I will be 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.
Serving the residents and businesses of Columbus for the past five years in the Ohio House of Representatives, I've fought to support common sense solutions to problems facing Ohioans and I’m excited about the opportunity to serve on Council whose members contribute a great deal to the success of our city.
I ask for your prayers as your City Council works to write this new chapter of Columbus history.”