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Columbia third ward city councilman Roy Lovelady (photo courtesy of city of Columbia website)

New Columbia councilman focusing on listening, as he begins his term

Columbia third ward councilman Roy Lovelady poses for a photo with a supporter at city hall on August 13, 2022 (photo from 939 the Eagle’s Brian Hauswirth)

Listening and learning are the top initial priorities for Columbia’s newly-elected third ward councilman.

Activist Roy Lovelady upset 12-year council incumbent Karl Skala in this month’s runoff.

“Like I said along my whole campaign trail is (that) I don’t know everything. So I’m in a position to learn the most right now,” Lovelady tells 939 the Eagle.

Mr. Lovelady’s August 13th swearing-in ceremony drew a standing-room only audience at city hall, with some residents watching the ceremony on television monitors in a nearby conference room.

Mr. Lovelady credits a team effort for his win.

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