My name is Thomas Lee, and I am your neighbor. I have lived in the Old North/ Campus area for 8 years and recently bought a house on Indiana Avenue. I love this neighborhood and am deeply invested in its future.
I am a founding member of the Red Roots Community Garden on Clinton Street, where I helped to transform a vacant lot into a space where neighbors can get to know each other while improving their community. As a labor organizer, I helped organize the city’s janitors and security guards to improve standards in their industries. I have also worked on numerous electoral campaigns to help elect strong Democrats. Recently, I have been working with many of our neighbors to preserve the historic stretch of high street between Northwood and Oakland that is under threat of demolition.
As Central Committee delegate for Ward 16, I would serve as your connection to the Democratic Party of Franklin County and our county and city governments. We don’t have ward-based city council members in Columbus, so I will use my position on the Central Committee to advocate for the needs of our neighborhood at the city and county level. I am committed to this neighborhood for the long haul and want to use this campaign as an opportunity to build connections with you and other neighbors to strengthen our community.