AUDIO: Mayoral candidates sound off about city issues
By Sam Joseph
February 11, 2010 | 9:39 p.m. CST
Columbia mayoral candidates met Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce in their first forum for the 2010 elections. The candidates discussed issues such as crime, local businesses and keeping money in the city.
Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman casts his ballot Tuesday afternoon at St. Andrews Lutheran Church. "I was excited to vote for the school bond and propositions, as it is truly important for the city," Hindman said. "But when it comes to the vote for mayor, I missed seeing my name there. It was really a final act before becoming fully aware that my tenure as mayor is truly over."
Paul Love, 2010 mayoral candidate, fears more of Columbia’s youth will be taken into gangs if there are not changes in the way Columbia handles crime.
Sean O’Day, 2010 mayoral candidate, said the city needs to make incentives for companies to come to and stay in Columbia.
Jerry Wade, 2010 mayoral candidate, explains his view on preferential treatment for local construction companies.