Columbia city council candidate Catherine Bruce has been disqualified from the impending District II race.Thursday morning, the Municipal Election Commission voted unanimously to disqualify the District II resident.
According to the commission, Bruce filed two minutes late after a noon filing deadline on March 19.Bruce would have been the eighth candidate in the District II election to replace longtime councilmember E.W. Cromartie.
The commission also decided on a final list of qualified candidates.
Read their details and platforms below and watch a full interview with each candidate.Alex Furgess
-Lived in District II for eight years-Local activist and volunteer-Graduated from Benedict College-Former Richland One teacher-Focused on building code enforcement and police and fire fundingWatch Interview Harold Puff Howard
-Lifelong citizen-Mechanic and owner of a family towing company-Concerned about the community and the city-Wants to bring a different view to city politics-Will have an open door policyWatch Interview Emma McGraw Myers
-Adjunct Professor at USC College of Social Work-Involved in Jones-McDonald Neighborhood Association-Focused on lowering crime, bringing life back to the community and creating jobs-Thinks of herself as a fresh startWatch Interview Gary Myers
-Grew up in District II, educated in School District One-Retired Army lieutenant colonel-Will work for a safer, educated district with more jobs-Moved from mayor's race to better represent his communityWatch Interview Brian Dequincey Newman
-Lived in District II for four years-Went to Morehouse College-Private attorney in Columbia, formerly Richland County Prosecutor-Focused on community safety, keeping funding for public safety and putting a stop to gangs-Will bring new level of professionalismWatch Interview Josh Stroman
-Harvard student working towards master's-Grew up in the district-Values from community will be given back-Focused on bringing life back to local economyWatch Interview Antonio Williams
-Moved to District II race after being an at-large council candidate-Running to improve qualities of the community like lack of jobs-Work to bring better economic conditions and better community protectionWatch Interview
Meanwhile Bruce said she will run as a write-in candidate.
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