Bob McDavid had a successful first term and should be elected so he can continue helping Columbia move forward.
Sid Sullivan has the education, decision-making skills and focus needed to be an effective mayor.
Ian Thomas is able to use analytical problem solving and people skills to bring stakeholders together to find common solutions, two Columbia residents write.
Ian Thomas' character, intellect and experience ensure he'd be the clear choice for the Fourth Ward City Council seat.
One of Bob McDavid's colleagues said he thinks McDavid's analytical skills would make him a good mayor for as long as he wants to work.
We must do something to address how our over-reliance on imported coal affects the health of our children.
Ian Thomas is a person of intelligence, education and wide experience, and he cares about the environment.
Vehicle drivers often lack the know-how and consideration required to safely share the road with motorcyclists. Some drivers do not pay enough attention while driving to identify motorcyclists on the road before making lane changes and other vehicle maneuvers.
Sales taxes impose more upon the poor and working class than upon the well-to-do.
Ian Thomas will bring a fresh set of ideas on how to deal with public transportation needs along with addressing rapid growth with theconsensus of all voters in the Fourth Ward.
The decision of whether or not to take birth control is a decision for women to make, not their employers.
Ian Thomas' willingness to listen to and consider opposing views and to critically analyze issues will prove very beneficial as Fourth Ward councilman.
As outgoing director of the PedNet Coalition, Ian Thomas has exhibited energy, resourcefulness and initiative.
Two Columbia residents think Ian Thomas will bring his independent and original ideas to the Fourth Ward City Council position.
People are still being discriminated against because of sexual orientation or gender identity. But some young activists are working to prevent this discrimination.
Fifty senators and representatives have formed a "Problem Solvers Bloc" under the leadership of No Labels, a political organization that advocates for bipartisanship and problem solving in Congress.
Ian has put energy, ideas and lots of hard work into getting funding for PedNet. Ian has proved himself as caring, hard working and an individual who will definitely serve the community.
HB 386 bans abortions based on genetic abnormalities. Women and their families should make decisions about abortions, not legislators.
Ian Thomas is a true consensus builder and someone who will put in the work to involve citizens, gain the benefit of their point of view, seek common ground and then do the work to translate the process into action.
until we learn how to live with people different from "us," we shall always have fear of "them." And as we live in fear we will continue to have conflicts. We must understand 'one love' for all.