Columbus is my home, and I’m working to make it work for all of us.
Growing up in Columbus, I saw too many friends whose parents worked just as hard, had just as much potential, and believed in the American Dream just as much as my family…but access to ladders of opportunity remained out of reach.
Growing up in Columbus
For me, this work is personal. I am a proud product of Columbus City Schools – Brentnell, Indianola, Dominion, then Whetstone. I am the son of a social worker, grandson of a union organizer and brother to 47 foster brothers and sisters. I saw firsthand the disparities in our community.
“We have the power to invest in the future of Columbus.”
Real World Experience
I’m the husband of an amazing advocate for gender equity, and father to a little girl who is a daily reminder of why we are working to build America’s Opportunity City.
Mayor of Columbus
I have spent my entire career in public service, first on the school board for Columbus City Schools, then on City Council. We have done great work in my first term as this city’s Mayor – bringing in jobs, expanding diversity and cultural competency, reducing violent crime and building a bright future. And we’re just getting started.