COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
There have been three people who have applied for the soon-to-be open Ward 2 Columbia City Council seat.
The city announced last month that it will be accepting applications for an appointment until 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13.
Ward 2 Councilwoman Andrea Waner announced her resignation in October, effective Nov. 22. Waner told ABC 17 News on Oct. 2 that she is resigning because she is moving into a new home outside of Ward 2.
The three people who have applied so far are Susan Renee Carter, Rachel Proffitt and Lisa Meyer, according to an email from City Clerk Sheela Amin.
Carter is the current president of Race Matters, Friends. Proffitt was listed as the treasurer of Ward 1 Councilman Nick Knoth’s recent April campaign, according to the Missouri Ethics Commission. The committee for Knoth's campaign was listed as "terminated" on the MEC's website, as of Wednesday.
The city did not announce an appointment date. Whoever is appointed will serve out the remained of Waner’s term, through April 2024, according to an early October press release from the city.
Those interested in running have to be a qualified and registered voter in Ward 2, according to previous reporting. Applicants can also not hold “any other lucrative public officer no any lucrative position in the City government.” Applications can be picked up and completed at the city clerk’s office, or can be downloaded from the city’s website.
The city also announced last week that election petitions for the Ward 2 and 6 council seats are available. Would-be candidates can file no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9. The same parameters for the Ward 2 applications apply.