The FCYDems Endorsed Candidates

Ginther Final 300 dpi - CopyAndrew Ginther | Mayor of Columbus
City Council President Andrew J. Ginther is the endorsed Democratic candidate for mayor of Columbus. For the last eight years, Andy has worked with Mayor Michael B. Coleman to create 29,000 new jobs, tackle over 2,000 vacant houses, and double the pre-school spots in Columbus. Andy is the Vice President of Community Affairs and Outreach for the Children’s Hunger Alliance. As mayor, Andy will make sure every person in every neighborhood is sharing in the success of our great city.

1579f40Ryan P. Jolley | Mayor of Gahanna
I’m running for Mayor to ensure that the next generation has the same incredible opportunities that I had. Growing up in Gahanna made me the person I am today, and I believe it is my responsibility to give back to our community what it gave to me


Page Head ShotJaiza Page | Columbus City Council
Local elected officials are the most tangible contact with government that many young adults have, and I am proud to be their representative on Council. Increasing the quality of life in all of our neighborhoods is critical to helping the young adult community thrive in our City. With my background fighting blight in neighborhoods and my current work strengthening our recreation programs and parks, I am working toward making Columbus an even more attractive place to live and retain our young professionals.

Klein Head ShotZach Klein | Columbus City Council
Attracting and retaining young adults is critical to a city’s growth, and I have made that a priority of mine on Council. Having joined Council at the age of 31, I understand the mindset of young professionals in this City, and I believe my emphasis on strong, safe neighborhoods, bolstering recreation and park programming, and attracting jobs to Columbus will make our City that much better a place for young adults and their families.

Mills Head ShotMichelle Mills | Columbus City Council
We need to continue to make Columbus a place where young adults want to move to and stay if they are already here. I believe we are already in a great position in this regard, but we can always do more. By keeping our neighborhoods strong and removing blight, we can make our allure even stronger. Also, we can make our City a place where small and large businesses alike are welcome, and encouraged to grow and retain good, high-paying jobs. Strengthening our economy and our neighborhoods alike will keep our momentum going.

Stinziano Head ShotMichael Stinziano | Columbus City Council
As a state legislator, I worked to improve Central Ohio neighborhoods. I would like to have an even more direct impact on our community as a member of Columbus City Council. Making sure that we have safe, clean, and strong neighborhoods will be my focus. This is crucial for creating an atmosphere that retains young professionals and nurtures the next generation of Columbus residents.