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Politics
9:24 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Columbia’s new council members look ahead

Fourth Ward council member Ian Thomas is sworn in during a special Columbia City Council meeting on April 8, 2013.
Jenn Cooper KBIA

Karl Skala and Ian Thomas were sworn into office at a special city council meeting Monday evening in Columbia.

Fourth Ward Council member Ian Thomas said he wants to bring a more research based and analytical approach to policy making to the council. Thomas said he’s looking forward to working on finding a solution to the Providence Road congestion problem.

Third Ward Council member Karl Skala said he has many plans for the future.

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Politics
12:16 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Fourth Ward challenger Ian Thomas narrowly defeats incumbent

Ian Thomas addresses his supporters after winning the Fourth Ward City Council seat. Thomas, a co-founder of the Ped Net Coalition, has never held public office before.
Bridgit Bowden KBIA

Supporters cheered as Fourth Ward City Council challenger Ian Thomas defeated incumbent Daryl Dudley in a tight race. He won by almost 3 percent over his opponent. Bill Weitkemper trailed both candidates all evening, finishing with 7% of the vote.

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