Republic’s primary coverage begins Sunday: Mayoral and council at-large races previewed

The Republic will feature its coverage of candidates for the May 7 primary on Sunday, featuring the first of three in-depth stories on incumbent Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop and challenger Glenn Petri, who are seeking the Republican nomination for the mayor’s office.

Sunday’s coverage will also feature an in-depth story on the three candidates seeking the Republican nomination for two seats on the Columbus City Council — incumbent Laurie Booher, John Counceller and Josh Burnett.

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Coverage will continue in the April 21 and 28 Republic editions with more on the mayoral race and the council races for the Republican nomination for the District 1 and District 3 seats.