Columbia’s second ward has elected a new council member.
Andrea Waner came out on top of the second ward race, with 52% of the vote. Candidates Jim Meyer, and Bill Weitkemper also ran for the seat that was opened up when former council member Mike Trapp decided not to seek a fourth term.
Waner said running the campaign took a lot of time and effort, but many in the community want to see women and moms succeed.
“I’m grateful that I get to be the first woman in over thirty years to represent the second ward on the city council,” Waner said.