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Group of Columbus voters file petition to recall Mayor Andrew Ginther

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther. (WSYX/WTTE - FILE)
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther. (WSYX/WTTE - FILE)
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A group of Columbus voters has filed paperwork to remove Mayor Andrew Ginther from power.

The group is called the Committee to Recall Ginther. Their petition describes "gross incompetence" and "breach of public trust" as the reasons Mayor Ginther should be voted out.

According to the City Charter, the number of signatures required is based on the number of votes in the mayoral election.

The group is working to get the nearly 15,000 signatures needed to get this issue on the ballot in November.

"Many have been extremely angry at Ginther over the day-to-day administration of this City," said Eddie Hamilton, the group's treasurer who submitted the paperwork. "And this week was the straw that broke the camel's back."

Additionally, the petition points to special treatment for developers and campaign donors, tax abatements, and disregard of low income neighborhoods as other reasons justifying the recall.

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More information is available on the Committee to Recall Ginther's website.

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