I practiced medicine alongside McDavid throughout the '80s and '90s. He preceded me as chairman of the Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees. I know him to be honest, analytical and astonishingly bright. He can sort through long columns of financial data and separate the chaff from the wheat accurately and rapidly. His leadership of our community has been marked by bold and carefully analyzed projects. In my opinion, he deserves as many terms as our mayor as he chooses to work.
Jerry Murrell, M.D., is a Columbia resident.