District II candidates state their cases

Voters listen to the District II candidates Sunday.

All eight candidates running for the vacant district II Columbia City Council seat gathered at St. John Baptist Church Sunday in a final pitch for voters before Tuesday's special election. One of these men or women will fill the seated vacated by former councilman E.W. Cromartie.

"I hope that once everyone takes a listen to each candidate, they'll think intelligently and pick the best candidate," says voter Racquel Casey.

Candidates fielded questions on issues ranging from whether Columbia should move to a strong-mayor form of government, to crime and gangs.