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  • Doug Smith

Every Vote Counts

Every Vote Counts

In 2019, I was re-elected to city council for my third term. Though the election was November 5, my election wasn’t confirmed until December 5 after a recount. I won by one vote.

The 2019 Worthington Council race was filled with 13 candidates and the margins were narrow for everyone.

This year, the council race has six candidates for four seats. Two incumbents are not seeking re-election.

There are many topics and issues impacting Worthington that this election will impact. Possibly the two most notable issues are what will happen to the Worthington outdoor pool (Swim Inc.) and what will happen on the UMCH property currently owner by Lifestyles Communities.

For both of these issues, and for most other topics, this election is important for determining Worthington’s future and how we maintain a great family-friendly community with historic character.

Several citizens groups have issued statements (and even endorsements) for this election.


on Alliance for Responsible Development (click here)

Project Community Park Worthington / Worthington Commons (click here)

Building Worthington’s Future Candidate Forum (click here)

Local government impacts a wide variety of common interests, like safety (police, fire and health), roads, trash collection, recreation, and more.

No matter where you stand on the issues – both big and small – please take a moment to research the candidates and vote.

Like 2019, this election could come down to one vote – your vote.

Early voting is now available in-person or via mail. Information available at Franklin County Board of Elections.

Election day is November 2.


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