COLUMBUS- Council President Andrew Ginther received an unprecedented lead in the four-way primary for Columbus mayor tonight, taking first place in the nonpartisan matchup.

At the Local 67 Fire Fighters Union Hall, Ginther thanked supporters and neighborhood leaders for propelling him to a first place finish and setting the stage for the November general election.

“I am honored to have the support from so many in neighborhoods all across our great city. Thank you for putting your faith in my vision for Columbus,” Ginther said.

Ginther garnered more than 50 percent of the primary election vote and will continue onto the November 3rd General Election as the front runner where voters will elect the 48th mayor of the City of Columbus.

“I believe that Columbus’ brightest days are still ahead. As mayor, I look forward to working with each of you to make sure every person in every neighborhood is sharing in our success,” Ginther remarked.