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Elections

Citizens PAC chipped in nearly $30,000 on Columbia council races

Citizens for a Better Columbia supported Ryan Euliss in the Sixth Ward and Dan Rader in the First Ward, but neither candidate won.

Ruffin emerges from nine-candidate ballot to take First Ward City Council seat

The Rev. Clyde Ruffin, an MU theater professor and senior pastor at the Second Missionary Baptist Church, prevailed with less than 25 percent of the vote.

Trapp hangs on to win another City Council term in the Second Ward

Challenger Paul Love lost by just 83 votes. Trapp wants to focus on responsive government and "livable streets."

Peters edges Euliss by 35 votes to win council seat vacated by Hoppe

The doctor and neighborhood volunteer said she wants to focus on the fundamentals of city government.

Electric bonds, stormwater issue cruise to victory in Tuesday election

City officials argued that Proposition 1 would increase the capacity and reliability of the city's power system at a reasonable cost and that Proposition 2 was necessary to bring storm sewers up to snuff.

 

Final, unofficial election results from the Boone County Clerk's Office

All precincts have reported in Tuesday's election.

Voters share their thoughts on Tuesday's municipal election

Polling places will remain open until 7 p.m. Columbia City Council, Columbia School Board and Boone Hospital Trustee races are on the ballot, along with two city propositions.

Eastside Tavern owner Sal Nuccio says he's out of Columbia City Council race

His withdrawal drops the field from nine candidates to eight.

 

VOTERS GUIDE: Council candidates on the issues

The Missourian asked the City Council candidates questions about major issues facing the city.

Candidate volume predicts turnout better than fundraising

With nine candidates on the ballot including write-in Chad Phillips, this is the busiest City Council election Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren can remember.

How to participate in Tuesday's election

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

New trustee will need to monitor pulse of hospital's finances

Two cardiologists are running for chair emeritus Barbara Weaver's position on the Boone Hospital Center's Board of Trustees. Robert Doroghazi and Jerry Kennett differ on the main issue facing the trustees: whether to renew a lease with BJC, which manages the county-owned hospital.

City Council candidates describe ward-specific priority issues

Candidates for three seats on the Columbia City Council respond to a question from the Missourian on specific issues in their ward they look to make a priority if elected to City Council — including infrastructure, affordable housing, tenants' protection, public safety and public parking.

Candidates hope to champion personal causes with council election

The candidates for Columbia City Council said there are many causes — increased polarization in city council, transparent fiscal policy, improving infrastructure, diversity — that they hoped the council would resolve during their time on the council.

Despite years of job growth in Columbia, REDI strives for more

Incubators and new marketing strategies are intended to bring more employment opportunities to town.

As rapid growth continues, downtown's future remains uncertain

The relatively open-ended C-2 zoning guidelines that govern downtown development might be a reason why student housing has sprouted up in recent years. An amendment to the zoning card was added by the Columbia City Council to restrict height of buildings and to require adequate parking.

Sierra Club endorses Rasmussen for First Ward council seat

The club selected Rob Rasmussen based on his responses to the club’s questionnaire about environmental issues.

 

City Council candidates discuss strategies for creating jobs, boosting economy

Candidates from the First, Second and Sixth wards answered Missourian reporters questions regarding economic development strategies.

City Council candidates offer their 2 cents on downtown development, zoning

All 13 candidates for three open Columbia City Council seats weighed in on the future and past of downtown Columbia.

Columbia City Council candidates file finance reports 8 days before election

Candidates for the three available council seats filed reports detailing funds raised and spent during their campaigns.

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