COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The proprietor of COMO Journal and the Columbia Advertising Group has introduced her candidacy for Columbia’s Ward 4 council seat.
Erica Pefferman introduced her candidacy in a video posted to Facebook Monday night time. The seat is open to candidates after present Fourth Ward Councilman Ian Thomas announced earlier this month he wouldn’t search reelection.
“It is one thing I’ve thought of for a very very long time,” Pefferman informed ABC 17 Information. She mentioned life appeared to line up for a run proper now — she lives in Ward 4, the present Ward 4 councilor introduced he’s not looking for reelection, enterprise goes properly, and her 5 kids are in a great place.
“I’ve quite a lot of assist for it and I made a decision that the time was proper to do it,” Pefferman mentioned.
Pefferman acquired COMO Journal and the Columbia Advertising Group in 2019, that are situated in The District downtown. She’s labored as a companion within the organizations since 2013.
The candidate referred to as herself an experiential learner. She would not have expertise in politics, however she says she’s a fast learner.
Pefferman informed ABC 17 Information that she selected to run for a metropolis council seat fairly than a statewide place as a result of she’s invested locally.
“I haven’t got political aspirations, I’ve Columbia aspirations,” Pefferman mentioned.
Although Pefferman introduced her candidacy, it isn’t official with town but. The Metropolis of Columbia will start accepting candidate filings on Oct. 26.
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