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Posted on: February 7, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Mayor seeks replacement to fill Lohr’s Fourth Ward City Council seat

Longtime City Councilman John Lohr, who represents the Fourth Ward, announced at the Monday night, Feb. 6th, meeting his intention to resign.

A Columbus native who has served on the City Council since 2004, Lohr cited “personal reasons” behind his decision. 

“It’s been a great run,” Lohr said during the meeting, adding his appreciation to all of the City of Columbus staff and colleagues he has worked with throughout the years.

Columbus Mayor Jim Bulkley said Lohr approached him about his decision to step away weeks ago. He thanked Lohr publicly for his years of service to the community and specifically the Fourth Ward. He then announced Lohr has “graciously agreed” to stay on the City Council until his seat is filled.

The mayor is now looking for people who live in the Fourth Ward interested in serving out the remainder of Lohr’s unexpired term (to December 2024). The Fourth Ward is also represented by Councilman J. Prent Roth.

Those interested are encouraged to send their resume to Mayor Jim Bulkley at as soon as possible.

Be sure to check the City’s website on Friday, Feb. 10th, for a more in-depth review of Lohr’s City Council tenure.

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