Democrats add Columbus City Council candidate for fall ballot

There will be another contested race on the Columbus ballot in November. Our news-gathering partners at The Republic are reporting that Bartholomew County Democrats have selected attorney Katea Ravega to run in the City Council District 3 race.

The 42-year-old Ravega, is a 1995 Columbus East High School graduate, received her bachelor’s from Valparaiso University and her law degree from Georgetown University, according to the newspaper. She is a partner at the Quarles & Brady law firm in Indianapolis..

District 3 represents north eastern Columbus including Columbus Regional Health, the area between National Road and 25th Street and northward on Taylor Road. The district is currently represented by Republican Dave Bush, who won his party’s nomination last week. Bush has held the seat since December, when he replaced Councilman Frank Jerome who moved out of the district.

Retired educator Nancy Hoover had originally filed to run for the District 3 seat as a Democrat, but had to back out of the race due to health reasons.

That means Democrats will be fielding candidates in all the City Council seats except District 1. Democrats still have no candidates for mayor or clerk-treasurer.