October 8, 2013

Columbia mayoral candidates clash during forum

Tuesday's political forum focused intently on the issue of strong-mayor government, including Councilman Moe Baddourah attacking Mayor Steve Benjamin's urge for such a quick conversion. Councilman Baddourah, also a contender for the mayor's position, has commented on Mayor Benjamin's recent efforts stating,“This is all a political scam by Benjamin”. Mayor Benjamin quickly rebutted Councilman Baddourah during Tuesday's forum by referencing a State newspaper editorial column published July 10, 2012. Within this editorial Baddourah recognizes the need for a strong-mayor system in Columbia and even recommends Mayor Benjamin for the position.

To read more about Mayor Benjamin's involvement in Tuesday's forum please visit The State