Doug Preisse - Eclectic Chair


Once a month, C Magazine sits down with a prominent Columbus figure to discuss how they spend their time out of the office and between paychecks. This month, we sat down with the Franklin County Republican Party’s Chairman, Doug Preisse. Preisse helps direct the general policy of the Party, while conducting campaign activities that best promote the interests of the Republican Party.

C Magazine: What feature do you most dislike about yourself?
Doug Preisse: I run a little late…a lot.

C Magazine: What vacation was your most memorable?
Preisse: Studying at the University of Lisbon and backpacking across Europe.

C Magazine: What’s the most dangerous thing you’ve ever done?
Preisse: Spent the night in an olive tree on the Albanian border.

C Magazine: Favorite Martin Scorsese movie?
Preisse: Goodfellas

C Magazine: With the line between church and state diminishing, do you think America will have to be liberated by Canada in the near future?
Preisse: If we are ever invaded, I’d like to be in Cincinnati, because Mark Twain said they’re always ten-years behind everybody else.

C Magazine: How do you relax after work?
Preisse: Jog around Schiller Park.

C Magazine: How did you spend your Independence Day?
Preisse: I visited the home of Cassius Clay and moved rocks at a friend’s construction site.

C Magazine: What was the first album you ever bought?
Preisse: Something by Elvis Costello.

C Magazine: Favorite Rock band?
Preisse: Cake

C Magazine: Did you attend the Community Festival?
Preisse: I have in the past, but didn’t get a chance to this year.

C Magazine: If you could meet anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?
Preisse: F.D.R.

C Magazine: Finally, what was the last Columbus event you attended?
Preisse: Columbus Arts Festival Patron Party