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Election Forum

Candidate and Ballot Issue Forum
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Columbia City Council, Ward 2
Paul Love
Michael Trapp

Columbia School Board (Two positions open)
Susan Blackburn
Christine King
Tyler Lero
Teresa Maledy

Ben Tilley

Boone Hospital Board of Trustees
Mark Dempsey
Greg Steinhoff

Boone County Fire District Board (Two positions open)
Karmon Griffin
David Ritchie

Bill Watkins

Columbia School District – Ballot Issue
Dr. Peter Stiepleman, superintendent
Dr. Stiepelman will make a presentation and answer questions about the issue.

The Columbia City Council Ward 6 seat is up for election, but only one candidate (Betsy Peters) is running unopposed and will not be included in the forum.

We are expecting KFRU Radio to broadcast the forum live and David Lile and Renee Hulshof will serve as moderators.

The Columbia Public Library is cosponsoring this event which is free and open to the public.


CAT TV – State v. Local Government

The Impact of State Legislation on Local Government
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Karen Miller, commissioner, Southern Boone County
Michael Trapp, councilman, City of Columbia
Clint Swift, PhD candidate and graduate instructor, Political Science Dept., University of Missouri

Jim Robertson, managing editor, Columbia Daily Tribune

The show airs live at 7:00 p.m. The program will be available on our website a few days following the program and also at
The show replays on CAT TV at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
CAT TV can be found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 983, and CenturyTel Prism 98.