PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia elects leaders for city
By Missourian staff
April 2, 2013 | 11:50 p.m. CDTColumbia residents and candidates gathered Tuesday evening in downtown locations to watch the election results unfold. Mayor Bob McDavid was re-elected, Karl Skala won the Third Ward council seat and Ian Thomas won in the Fourth Ward.
Karl Skala embraces supporter Peter Byger after the election results revealed Skala as the winner of the third ward council member position. Skala's election watch party was held on Tuesday at the Bleu Restaurant and Wine Bar. | Jessica Salmond
Mary Pat Murphy, left, administrative assistant for public safety joint communications, and Michanne Mattson, right, geographic information systems support coordinator for public safety joint communications, celebrate after voters approved a new sales tax Tuesday to pay for 911 dispatch and emergency management services. | Jessica Salmond
Betty Wilson talks with presiding commissioner Dan Atwill while waiting for voting results for Proposition 1 at the watch party on Tuesday evening at the Bleu Restaurant and Wine Bar. | Jessica Salmond
Tom O'Connor, left, Diana Moxon, Scott Denson and Joy Amuedo — supporters of Fourth Ward candidate Ian Thomas — look at a TV screen showing the election results before Thomas won the election during his watch party Tuesday evening at Broadway Brewery.
| Showkat Nanda
| Showkat Nanda
Bill Tillotson, left, and Melody Parry check the vote count on the county clerk's website during Mayor Bob McDavid's election night watch party Tuesday at Shiloh Bar and Grill. McDavid was re-elected with 61 percent of the vote. | Amy Stroth
Bill Weitkemper sits with his wife, Judy, during his watch party for the Columbia City Council Fourth Ward seat on Tuesday at Booches. Weitkemper and incumbent Daryl Dudley lost to Ian Thomas. | Whitney Hayward
Judy Weitkemper watches her grandaughter Gabby, 11, kiss her sister Allie Belcher, 2, on the cheek at a table at Booches during Bill Weitkemper's Fourth Ward election watch party Tuesday. | Whitney Hayward
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