According to the Columbus Dispatch “Mayor Michael B. Coleman’s time as mayor is coming to an end.
Coleman plans to announce today he will not seek re-election after four terms and 15 years in office, several sources inside City Hall told the Dispatch this morning. He is the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history.
He has scheduled a 1:30 p.m. press conference at City Hall with his friends, family and cabinet.
Coleman, who just turned 60, has been asked by national Democrats if he would consider a run for U.S. Senate against Republican Rob Portman. Those close to Coleman said he is considering the request, but many believe it is a long shot he runs.”