Democratic candidates running to retain three seats on the Columbus City Council have significantly outraised their Republican and Independent challengers heading into the May 7 primary.
Democrats running to retain three seats on the Columbus City Council have significantly outraised their Republican and independent challengers heading into the May 7 primary.
Councilwoman Eileen Y. Paley leads the way with $28,500 in contributions, according to campaign-finance reports filed yesterday with the Franklin County Board of Elections.
Fellow council members Priscilla R. Tyson and A. Troy Miller have raised $12,300 and $900, respectively. Paley and Miller also declared about $11,000 of in-kind donations.
Republican challenger Brian C. Bainbridge has raised about $2,800. Greg R. Lawson, also a Republican, declared $1,100.
Independent candidates Nicholas J. Schneider and John M. Lively each declared about $200 in contributions and $1,200 worth of in-kind contributions.
The top six vote-getters among the seven candidates in the primary will move on to the Nov. 5 general election, at which three council members will be chosen.