Nancy Hoover Files for City Council

Nancy Hoover was joined by Sondra Bolte and Bob Hyatt to file for City Council District 3. Her statement on why she is running is below.

I recently moved back to Columbus after living in other places for a long time, and once again I have realized what a remarkable place Columbus is. I want to do whatever I can to add value to this community, and especially to District 3 where I live. City Council members have a unique opportunity to further the interests of their districts, and to contribute to the quality of life experienced by all of our citizens. I want to be part of that opportunity to serve Columbus and the residents of District 3.

Elaine Wagner Files for Re-election

Incumbent Democratic Columbus City Councilwoman Elaine Wagner filed Thursday for a second term for District 2, the second Democrat to file for a city seat.

Wagner, a Columbus native, graduated from Columbus North High School and Indiana University-Bloomington with a degree in Marketing. She has worked for Cummins, Inc. since 2009, currently as an account manager in the company’s Engine Business Unit.

She was elected to the District 2 council seat in November 2015.

Wagner is a member of the United Way of Bartholomew County Board of Directors, the Columbus Parks Board and the Commons Board. She serves on the Columbus Incentive Review committee and co-chairs the Envision Columbus Implementation Committee.


Grace Kestler for City Council


Why I’m running for City Council:

I believe in the power of citizen advocacy to make our city a welcoming, livable and workable place. As a native Columbus resident, I feel an obligation to preserve our heritage, while supporting growth and development for future generations. We need diverse representation within the city to ensure all unique voices are heard. With a variety of global, business and non-profit experiences, I believe I can represent our community to be the best yet.


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