I have supported the councilman for Ward 6 in the past, but this year, I am voting for Jacqueline DiCicco. I hope you will too.
When the Ward 6 councilman went in office our police department had 75 officers. Today we have 58. Are we surprised there is a crime surge? Our debt was manageable at the beginning of his term, but it’s skyrocketed to over $20 million (a staggering 252% increase). During the 12 years of the councilman’s tenure, the city has not accounted for its computers, vehicles, and other fixed assets. And it’s the council’s job to keep the mayor in check.
That’s why on April 6th, I plan to vote for fresh, new leadership by doing my part in putting Jacqueline DiCicco in office. DiCicco will serve with the same dedication, focus, and work she’s practiced throughout her life. I look forward to her bringing new ideas and energy to city hall. She will be a good steward of our tax dollars. Columbus has a lot of potential and could be a desirable place for retirees, like me. But not if we keep with the same regime going in the wrong direction.
Beating a long-time incumbent is tough but together, with your help, it can be done. The momentum is on DiCicco’s side! I am doing all I can by putting a Jacqueline DiCicco sign in my yard, making calls, and going door to door. It’s my hope you will consider doing the same in your neighborhood. This is a critical moment in our city.
Election Day is April 6, and the winner of the primary is the next councilperson. There is no general election for this race. Will you join me at the Brandon polling location to vote for Jacqueline DiCicco to be our next councilperson for Ward 6?
Dr. Sarah P. Sanders