Primary Election Candidates – Boone County


Primary Election – Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

For specific information about voting, here is a link to the Boone County Clerk’s website:

Click here for a list of local county candidates and links to their websites (if available):
Primary Election-2016-candidates

Primary Election Forums

Primary Election Forums
(Contested Races)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Columbia Public Library — Friends Room
6:30 p.m. (refreshments at 6:00 p.m.)

Moderator: Renee Hulshoff, KFRU

Boone County Commissioner – Southern District
Democrats: Ted Farnen, Trevor Fowler, Brianna Lennon, Ann Peters, and Sid Sullivan
Republicans: Matt Cavanaugh, Fred Parry and  James Pounds


Thursday, July 14, 2016
Columbia Public Library — Friends Room
6:30 p.m. (refreshments at 6:00 p.m.)

Moderator: David Lile, KFRU

13th Judicial Court
Democrats: Deborah Daniels and Jeff Harris

State House of Representatives, District 46
Democrats: Cathy Richards and Martha Stevens

Boone County Public Administrator
Democrats: Sonja Boone and Chimene Schwach

Ballot Issues

Prop. 1 – Proposed increase in Columbia Hotel Tax

Pro: Matt McCormick, Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Con: Glyn Laverick, Columbia Hotel Association

Prop. 2 – Continuation of Sales Tax on sales of out of state vehicle purchases
Mike Matthes, Columbia City Manager


The public is invited to these election forums, cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library. The date of the primary election is August 2, 2016.


Kindergarten Readiness Goals
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
7:00 p.m.


Dr. Pam Conway from Cradle to Career Alliance
Karen Jimerson, principal, Hallsville Elementary School

Jim Robertson, managing editor, Columbia Daily Tribune

The topic will be the new kindergarten readiness goals for Columbia and Boone County children.The “Wise” Collaborative Action Network convened in January 2015 and began a long and thorough process of determining what constitutes readiness for children entering kindergarten in Boone County.

The program will originate on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m.  It will be replayed on CAT TV (Mediacom Channel 85; Charter Communications Channel 983; and CenturyTel Prism Channel 98). Replay times on CAT TV are at 7 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.) The program will be available on the League website ( a few days after the show or at

The Music Man!


The Music Man

Annual LWV Fundraiser
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
6:30 p.m. (wine and appetizers)
7:30 p.m. Showtime
Columbia Entertainment Company
1800 Nelwood Drive, Columbia

Tickets are $25 each.  (For $100, you can become an Underwriter and receive 5 tickets.)
Contact Liz Schmidt, 445-0655 (or to make a reservation.



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