As many as a dozen candidates for the Columbus City Council could crowd the May primary ballot. Four Democratic incumbents, four Republicans, three Libertarians and an independent candidate all filed petitions yesterday to run in a field race for four seats. . . .
Libertarians Mark M. Noble, Andrew S. Ullman and Robert F. Bridges filed 1,556 signatures. Genaro R. Garcia, an independent, filed 1,579 for his solo run. Noble said he's proud that the Libertarians are the only third party fielding a slate of candidates in the race. "There's a debate over who the true third party is in Ohio," he said. "Here we are, coming through with this when other parties failed." A slate of Green Party candidates and candidates identifying themselves as progressive Democrats took out petitions but did not file yesterday.
Feb 3, 2011
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