Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Black Republicans running for Columbus Ohio's City Council Seats

In Columbus, Ohio, two Black Republicans will seek two Council at-large seats this year.

Ibrahima Sow Columbus 

A product of the Columbus City School District, Ibrahima Sow graduated from The Ohio State University and has previously served as an aide in the offices of the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives and State Treasurer. He has organized Back-To-School Drives, Mid-Ohio Food Bank Operation Feed Campaigns, and served as a member of the United Way of Central Ohio Home Impact Council. Ibrahima Sow is a vibrant, young and service oriented candidate committed to the Columbus community.

Dimitrious Stanley

I’m running for City Council because I want the City of Columbus to work for every family in every neighborhood. I grew up in Columbus and I know this community well. I attended Thomas Worthington High School and with the support of our community, I graduated from The Ohio State University, playing wide-receiver for the Buckeyes and helping the team win the Rose Bowl in 1997. After graduation I played for the Miami Dolphins and also the Canadian Football League. 

 In 2002, I decided to make Columbus home once again, taking what I learned on the football field and applying it to entrepreneurship, opening a number of small businesses and worked as a mentor and advisor to many more. Leadership, teamwork, and a positive attitude are all qualities that I embody as a result of my training. I am ready to apply this training to the office of City Council.

Campaign site: http://www.stanleyforcolumbus.com/

NOTE: All of the above information was taken from each of the candidates campaign website.