Brand announces plans to seek 2nd term

Columbus City Council member Ryan Brand has filed for the GOP nomination for a second term in District 2.

Brand, 41, has represented the District since defeating Democrat candidate Max Lemley in the Nov. 8, 2011, municipal election.

He also serves as a member of the Columbus Area Arts Council board and The Commons board, something he plans to continue if re-elected.

Brand said he still has a lot of work to do for district constituents and is seeking a second term to represent their concerns.

Attracting new economic development, jobs and businesses to Columbus is something Brand plans to pursue, specifically with the help of the city’s accumulating tax-increment financing funds, he said.

He also would like to continue working toward enhancing services offered to residents, whether it be to city employees or users of the city’s public facilities.

Brand said one of his greatest strengths as a councilman is his ability to moderate conversations between the council and the boards he serves on.

About Ryan Brand

Age: 41

Address: 422 Ninth St.

Employment: Business development manager at Elwood Staffing Services Inc. Tradesman division.

Current office held: Columbus City Council, District 2, 2011-present

Past office held: None