Voters will select council representatives in Columbia's Second and Sixth wards on Tuesday. Each ward has different challenges and constituencies.
City Council candidate Bill Tillotson released a statement about a fraud conviction in 1976 and his pardon in 1998, after a news report raised the issue.
Charles Witt, the fire chief of Columbia Fire Department, has been a firefighter for 36 years. His career has gave him a new perspective of life, and now he is seeking another success — in dancing.
One Democrat, two Republicans, two Libertarians and one Constitution Party candidate will vie for the position as representative for Missouri's 4th District.
One of six people running for the seat, Dollar is a member of the Boone County Planning & Zoning Commission. He has been a county surveyor, served on the Board of Equalization and served on the Boone County Democratic Central Committee.
Three more candidates registered on the final day to run for the state House of Representatives bring the total number of candidates to 11.
The five City Council candidates were asked about their views about crime and the Columbia Police Department.
The five candidates for two seats on the council filed their paperwork on Monday with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Candidates support asking MU to help pay for a more extensive, student-centric bus system. However, they are split on how much the city should subsidize bus operating costs from its own budget.
Sixth Ward councilwoman reached the bronze level in the National League of Cities' Certificate of Achievement in Leadership program.
The candidate for the Sixth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council believes his business acumen would serve him well in city government.
Mike Atkinson, who is running for the Second Ward seat on the Columbia City Council, says his experience as co-owner of The Candy Factory will help him achieve his goals for city government.
The proposed expansion, which would be the largest and most complicated in the treatment plant's history, would limit the amount of water that can be treated during construction.
After the Source Water Protection Plan Task Force plan is finalized, the plan will be presented to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Columbia City Council and the Boone County Local Emergency Planning Committee for review and comments.
Barbara Hoppe's career in politics didn't begin with her efforts to save Stephens Lake Park in 2000, but they do illustrate her commitment to the past and future of Columbia. Twelve years later, she's hoping to continue that commitment in a third term on the Columbia City Council.
Michael Trapp, a lifelong listener, hopes to use his perceptive qualities and "servant's heart" to secure the Second Ward vacancy in City Council.
Here is a roundup of the races and issues that will appear on Boone County ballots on Tuesday, April 3.
Bill Pauls, a longtime city volunteer and retired soil scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is making his first bid for elected office.
The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission approved a request to rezone property at the southwest corner of Garth Avenue and Blue Ridge Road to a planned unit development that would allow up to six dwelling units per acre.