By Bridgit Bowden and Andrew Yost and Harris Chang
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.
Voters today went to the polls to decide municipal elections across the state. KBIA reporters are in the field and following races in Columbia and Jefferson city. Check this live blog regularly to get results and pictures from watch parties.