Muleskinners to host First Ward candidate forum

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 5:22 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA ­— Members of the Boone County Muleskinners and the public can question two of three Columbia City Council First Ward candidates over lunch Friday.

First Ward candidates Ginny Chadwick and Bill Easley will be introduced and give an opening statement. The floor will then be opened to the audience for questions.

Upcoming forums

  • Candidate and Ballot Issues Forum, League of Women Voters, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Friends Room at the Columbia Public Library, 100 W. Broadway.
  • NAACP forum, 7:30 p.m. March 25, at the Second Baptist Church, 407 E. Broadway.
  • Neighborhood Candidate Forum for School Board, First and Fifth Ward candidates, 11 a.m., March 29 at the Blind Boone Center, 301 N. Providence Road.

Tyree Byndom , the third candidate, will not be participating, Muleskinners President Phyllis Fugit said.

Fugit said she expected questions about infrastructure, housing and enhanced enterprise zones. She said she expects 30 to 50 people will attend.

Although many Muleskinners members are not from the First Ward, they are still interested in the candidates, she said.

"Once someone is elected to city council, they end up voting for things that affect the whole city," Fugit said.

The forum will be at noon Friday at the Columbia Country Club, 2210 North Country Club Drive.

Supervising editor is Elise Schmelzer.

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