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Issue 21 overwhelmingly approved by Franklin County voters

Update | Tuesday, May 5, 2020

After months of planning and campaigning, Citizens for Columbus State declared victory last week after the primary election results were released. The coronavirus pandemic forced the March 17 primary to be delayed. Lawmakers decided to transition the election to a mail-in primary. The Franklin County Board of Elections says the Issue 21 bond issue passed with about 60% of the initial vote total.

In a statement, President Harrison said, in part, “During this very difficult and unsettling time, we are very grateful to Franklin County voters for their generous vote of confidence in Columbus State and our role in a stronger future for Central Ohio. In addition to voters, I also want to thank the many students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as the wide range of citizens and community leaders who volunteered and supported our campaign for Issue 21 with their time, energy, and contributions. We could not have passed this ballot issue without their help.” 

Issue 21 news coverage:

The Columbus Dispatch

 Columbus Business First




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