Jerry Wade, 69, has served as Columbia's Fourth Ward City Councilman
since 2007. Prior to that he served 12 years on Columbia Planning and
Zoning Commission — six of those as chairman. Wade is retired from a long career
with MU Extension, where he worked as a community development
specialist. He has a bachelor's degree in sociology, a master's degree in community development and a doctorate in rural sociology, both from MU. Wade is married to Edge Wade and
they have one daughter. Wade wants to bring new jobs to Columbia,
promote job training in the community and improve public safety.
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ADDRESS: 1221 Bradshaw Ave.
PERSONAL: Age 69. Married to Edge Wade. They have one daughter, Kim Wade.
OCCUPATION: Retired. Worked for MU Extension as community and economic development specialist from 1979 to 2000.
EDUCATION: He earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1964, a master's degree in community development in 1967 and a doctorate in rural sociology in 1978, all at MU.
RELEVANT BACKGROUND: Fourth Ward representative on the Columbia City Council since 2007; served 12 years on the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission, from 1995 to 2007; chaired the commission from 2001 until 2007.