Columbia’s second ward has a new council member. Andrea Waner won the Ward 2 seat in the Tuesday, April 6 election.
With 52.2% of the vote, Waner defeated Jim Meyer and Bill Weitkemper.
Meyer and Weitkemper received 38.2% and 9.5% of the vote respectively.
Waner said running the campaign took a lot of time and effort, but many in the community want to see women and mothers succeed.
“I’m grateful that I get to be the first woman in over 30 years to represent the second ward on the city council,” said Waner.