Pencilstorm Interview: Omar Ganoom for UA Council

There are eight candidates running for four seats on Upper Arlington City Council.  Pencilstorm asked each of the candidates five specific questions centered around issues that impacted Upper Arlington residents and questions that were being raised by fellow voters.  Pencilstorm will be posting their complete and unedited answers individually throughout October and reposting all their answers together in the first week of November.

We have no answers from Omar Ganoom to our questionnaire.

I reached out to Omar multiple times asking for his participation.  After the initial email request, he called me and was critical of two of the questions. I never received a written response.

As a reminder, here are the questions we sent to all eight city council candidates:

If the election were today, would you vote for or against the school levy and why?

What qualifies you to be on Upper Arlington City Council?

If you had a magic wand and an unlimited budget, what infrastructure project you would implement?

Looking around Central Ohio, give an example of a community you think is doing it right and one that’s doing it wrong. What could Upper Arlington could learn from both? 

At Pencilstorm, we all have a love of music. In that vein, what's your favorite album and why?

Pencilstorm is an independent news source and does not endorse any individual candidate. In the coming days, we'll be resposting all the responses we've received in one blog, along with rationale behind why we asked what we did.

Local UA Politics coverage provided by Wal Ozello. You can email him at or try to catch him at Colin's Coffee. 

Check out coverage of all the candidates we've received responses from by clicking here.