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Educators Endorse Mayor Ginther 

Friday, October 6, 2023 CONTACT: Cameron Keir | [email protected] | 614-359-5346

Columbus, OH — Today, Columbus Educators are lining up behind Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. The Columbus Education Association, representing educators in Ohio’s largest school district that serves 47,000 students, officially endorsed Mayor Ginther’s reelection campaign. The CEA joins a prominent list of civic, labor and political organizations urging neighbors to reelect the Mayor.   

As a lifelong supporter of public education and graduate of Columbus City Schools, Mayor Ginther is always proud to stand with Columbus educators. From starting his career on the School Board as a leader dedicated to what’s best for students to supporting educators during last fall’s difficult work stoppage, to being the only Mayoral candidate to support this year’s school levy, Mayor Ginther will never stop fighting for Columbus schools and students. 

“The support of Columbus educators shows Mayor Ginther is working around the clock to invest in Columbus neighborhoods and our future. The Mayor is honored to receive the continued support of CEA, agreeing that nothing is more important to our city’s future than the next generation of leaders. That’s why Mayor Ginther continually invests in programs ensuring every opportunity in Columbus is afforded to everyone calling America’s Opportunity City home,” said Ginther campaign spokesperson Cameron Keir.  

About the Columbus Educators Association: The Columbus Education Association developed from two organizations: The Women’s Teachers’ Association and the Columbus Men’s Teachers’ Alliance, both formed in the late 1800s. In April of 1925, the organizations merged and became the Columbus Teacher Federation, expanding the mission to include “advancing the educational and common interests of the community; raising the standard of the teaching profession; cultivating a spirit of uniformity and good will among its members; promoting the mutual professional and material interests of the teachers; forming a representative body that can speak with authority for teachers; and, creating in the community at large a sharper sense of the goals of the teachers profession and of the importance of the interests which it represents.” We became the Columbus Education Association in June of 1951 under our first president, Wesley Gongwer. The organization’s name deliberately reflected its close association with OEA and NEA. 


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