Kramer seeks Republican nomination in at-large Columbus council race

A fourth Republican is seeking the GOP nomination for an at-large seat on the Columbus City Council in the May 5 primary.

Business owner Debbie Kramer, co-owner of Kramer’s Restaurant at 1606 Central Ave., filed paperwork to become a candidate Tuesday.

Kramer said she had been thinking about running for some time and would like to tackle issues including crime rates in Columbus and the need to improve infrastructure.

She also said she could bring something new to city hall.

“Respect would be a great word,” she said. “I think everyone should give respect for the position that they hold.”

Kramer said she supports Mayor Kristen Brown’s vision for Columbus over the next four years and said the past four years have been some of the city’s best.

She said she would be willing to do anything to improve the quality of life for animals in the city.

Kramer is one of four Republicans who are seeking the nomination for two city council at-large seats. Other candidates who have filed include incumbent Kenny Whipker, Laurie Booher and Charles Doup.

Downtown Columbus business owner Tom Dell is seeking the Democratic nomination for a council at-large seat.

About Debbie Kramer

Age: 59

Address: 1502 Rockford Road

Employment: Co-owner of Kramer’s Restaurant in Columbus

Current office held: None

Past office held: None