Jerry Wade and Karl Skala to kick off campaigns this week

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 | 5:59 p.m. CST; updated 6:10 p.m. CST, Tuesday, January 19, 2010

COLUMBIA — Mayoral candidate Jerry Wade and incumbent Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala, who is seeking re-election, plan to kick off their campaigns this week.

Wade, the incumbent Fourth Ward councilman who chose to run for mayor rather than seek another term as his ward representative, has scheduled a campaign kickoff from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Boone Tavern and Restaurant,  811 E. Walnut St.


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Skala plans to launch his campaign from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sven’s Kafé and Gallery, 110 Orr St., Ste 101.

The public is invited to both events.

The deadline to file for council is 5 p.m. Thursday.

The election is April 6.

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