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UPDATE: Local business owner announces candidacy for Boone County Presiding Commissioner

Monday, January 25, 2010 | 1:56 p.m. CST; updated 9:36 a.m. CST, Tuesday, February 23, 2010

COLUMBIA — Columbia business owner J. Scott Christianson on Monday was the second person to announce his intention to run for Boone County Presiding Commissioner.

Christianson, 41, owns Kaleidoscope Videoconferencing in Columbia, which provides network and videoconferencing products to businesses and schools. He also teaches for the Trulaske College of Business at MU and is a columnist for the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Christianson, a 24-year resident of the county, presides over the Boone County Industrial Development Authority, a position appointed by the Boone County Commission. He is the former chairman and vice chairman of both the Boone County Democratic Central Committee and the Columbia Internet Citizens Advisory Group.

Diane Booth of the Muleskinners Democratic Club supports Christianson in his campaign.

“He brings a wealth of experience to the table," she said. "He’s a small business owner and through this experience, he’s promoted using the economy of Columbia wisely to establish small businesses.”

Through his campaign, Christianson said he wants to bring economic progress to the forefront.

"County government is where everything starts," he said. "It is the basic building block of society, and I intend to build upon current Presiding Commissioner Ken Pearson’s accomplishments.”

Pearson announced Jan. 14 that he won't seek re-election. Democrat Bondi Wood, who also owns a Columbia business, announced her intention to run that day.

The position pays $84,000 per year for a four-year term.

Elections will take place on Nov. 2. The first day candidates can file for office is Feb. 23; the filing period ends March 30.


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