New names to appear on November ballot for Columbus

The ballot for the Columbus city elections will have a few more names after some recent additions.

The Bartholomew County Clerk’s office has recently announced that several new candidates have qualified for the November general elections.

The most recent candidates to file include:

Independent Sean Burton will be on the ballot for mayor of Columbus. According to social media, he is a bartender and DJ, along with being a podcast producer and president of Second String Media. Burton turned in 269 certified signatures last week to make it on the ballot.

He will face Republican Mary Ferdon, the current executive director of administration and community development for the city. Ferdon won the May primary against former state rep. Milo Smith. No Democrat filed for the mayor’s race.

Democrat Keegan Hill has filed for Columbus City Council, District 4, where he will face incumbent Republican Frank Miller.

Republican Jay Foyst has filed for the Columbus City Council District 6 race. He will face Democratic candidate Bryan Munoz for the newly formed seat.