City Councilman Frank Miller formalized his re-election bid with his filing Thursday.
Miller, who represents District 4, will face challenger Justin Hohn for the GOP nomination for the council seat in the May 5 primary.
Though he gladly will accept support from his constituents and plans to participate in forums and regular discussion with them, he won’t directly ask for campaign contributions, he said.
The 61-year-old Columbus resident said he wants to continue representing his district and the entire city while also advocating for protection of rights.
There have been a lot of accomplishments over the past three years, but there’s always more to do, Miller said.
Specifically, the city needs to do more to help small and medium-sized businesses, he said.
As a former small-business owner, Miller thinks there’s a lot more the city can do to help, even just by talking to those companies and listening to their needs, he said.
And the council needs to continue to fully vet all the issues as part of its legislative responsibility and its role in the system of checks and balances, Miller said.
That inevitably creates tension with the mayor, but it’s necessary, Miller said, adding that he hopes to make sure the council can have a good relationships with “whoever is in the mayor’s office come 2016.”
Address: 5147 Marco Drive
Employment: Past owner of Prestige Printing, currently a business coach and consultant at REM & Associates
Current office held: Columbus City Council, district 4
Past office held: none