Voters Guide: Jerry Wade

Candidate for Columbia mayor
Friday, March 12, 2010 | 6:10 p.m. CST; updated 12:37 p.m. CDT, Friday, March 26, 2010

Jerry WadeJerry 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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