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Columbia Chamber of Commerce endorses Nauser for Fifth Ward

Friday, February 1, 2013 | 6:08 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Fifth Ward City Council candidate Laura Nauser received an official endorsement from the Columbia Chamber of Commerce this week.

The business group announced its support for Nauser over opponents Mark Jones and Susan "Tootie" Burns because her voting record "matches its views and missions," said Randy Coil, chairman of the chamber's board of directors.

"I represent the conservative seat on the council," Nauser said. "I focus on policies that promote growth and development."

The chamber put together an endorsement committee that held a candidate forum and sifted through information from the candidates. After that, the committee recommended Nauser to the board, Coil said.

Nauser held the Fifth Ward seat from 2005 to 2011. She, Jones and Burns are competing to replace Helen Anthony, who moved to the East Coast in November after her husband was offered a job in Rhode Island.

The special election is Tuesday.

"I think I've got a very good chance at winning the election," Nauser said. "But you never know how people will vote. I think it will be a close race."

The chamber started endorsing City Council candidates in 2010, but has not yet voiced support for any candidates running in the April election. In the past, the chamber has endorsed Mayor Bob McDavid, Third Ward Councilman Gary Kespohl and Fourth Ward Councilman Daryl Dudley.

McDavid, Kespohl and Dudley are up for re-election in April.

Supervising editor is Scott Swafford.


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