Fifth Ward City Council special election

Laura Nauser wins race to regain Fifth Ward council seat

Laura Nauser emerged the victor by 55 votes in a three-way race for the Fifth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council. She will return to the seat she held for six years from 2005 to 2011.

Fifth Ward voters head to the polls

Susan "Tootie" Burns, Mark Jones and Laura Nauser are competing for a seat on the Columbia City Council. Polls remain open until 7 p.m.

Voter information for Fifth Ward election

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday as voters pick a successor to Councilwoman Helen Anthony.

Fifth Ward candidate Burns is offended by lack of invitation to development council event

Development council director says Susan "Tootie" Burns was not asked to attend a Monday reception because she has no relationship with the group. Candidates Mark Jones and Laura Nauser plan to be there.

Columbia Chamber of Commerce endorses Nauser for Fifth Ward

The group announced its support for Laura Nauser over opponents Mark Jones and Susan "Tootie" Burns at its quarterly membership breakfast.

Fifth Ward council candidates' backgrounds, issues summarized

A special election for the Fifth Ward seat will be Feb. 5 to fill the vacancy of Helen Anthony, who resigned last year.

Fifth Ward council candidates offer suggestions for airport expansion

The three candidates say the airport is important to the city and its effort to attract business, and offer suggestions as to how to expand the airport.

Fifth Ward candidates disclose campaign donations, spending

The three candidates were required to file new reports eight days before next Tuesday's special election.


Candidates for Fifth Ward council seat discuss crime, Police Department

Candidates for the Fifth Ward City Council seat say the community must be involved in fighting crime and that Police Chief Ken Burton must be held accountable for fixing morale in his department.

Fifth Ward council candidates talk about use of tax incentives in Columbia

Fifth Ward council candidates say they will be careful using public money to promote economic development.

Fifth Ward candidate Mark Jones unconcerned about past ethics violation

An investigation of 2002 campaign finance violations prompted the Missouri Ethics Commission to fine Jones $2,500.

Fifth Ward candidates discuss snow, airport upgrades and crime at forum

The three candidates address crime, snow removal and airport issues at third forum of special election campaign season.

Fifth Ward City Council candidates report campaign contributions to Missouri Ethics Commission

Campaign finance reports filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission show breadth of candidates' networks.


Fifth Ward City Council candidates address downtown planning, city transportation

Downtown and citywide planning and the city bus system were among the topics discussed during the luncheon.

Ward 5 Council candidates speak at Muleskinners forum

Candidates for Columbia's Fifth Ward City Council seat answered questions from the public concerning, among other things, power lines and renovations to the city's airport.