Candidates Prepare for Last Leg of City Council Race

The race for the Columbia City Council District II seat enters its final leg. With one week until the city’s general election on April 6, candidates scramble to get publicity. We have been following the list of contenders since the impromptu race began. The race came about as a result of longtime councilman E.W. Cromartie resigning amid federal tax evasion charges. You can see the complete list of candidates below. To see the complete story of the youngest candidate, Josh Stroman, click on the Video Player under the News section. Schedule of Upcoming Events:Monday, March 29, 2010 Press Conference – 12pmBenedict College, David H. Swinton Campus CenterTuesday, March 30, 2010Minority Media Municipal Candidates Forum – 5:30-8pmCecil A. Tillis Family and Training Center, 211 Simpkins Lane***Streaming Live at***Wednesday, March 31, 2010Free Times District 2 Candidates Forum – 6-8:30pmColumbia Museum of Art at the corner of Main and Hampton Streets in Lorick AuditoriumThursday, April 1, 2010District 2 candidates Forum – 9:30-10:30amGreater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, 930 Richland StreetMonday, April 5, 2010Columbia Council of Neighborhoods Public Forum – 6-8pmEau Claire Print Building, 3907 Ensor AvenueTuesday, April 6, 2010Election Day – 7am-7pm