Boyd Will Run For Columbus Mayor
The Franklin County Republican Party's Central Committee has selected former Columbus School Board president Terry Boyd to run for Mayor of Columbus this year. He will challenge Democratic Columbus City Council president Andy Ginther and Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott in the non-partisan race in May. The top two vote-getters will run in the general election in November. WCBE first reported that Boyd was considering a mayoral bid. Boyd says he's running to stop wasteful spending at City Hall. The committee also chose former Ohio State football player Dimitrious Stanley to run for one of five City Council seats up for election in November. Other GOP Council candidates are Jared Brown, John Rush, Besa Sharrah and Ibrahima Sow. They will run for the seats held by Democratic incumbent appointees Shannon Hardin, Jaiza Page, Michelle Mills, Zach Klein and Ginther. Like Boyd, Ginther also served on the Columbus School Board.