Barbara Buffaloe elected as next mayor of Columbia

Barbara Buffaloe wants to be the next mayor of Columbia.

Buffaloe unofficially received 8,528 votes in Tuesday’s election, ahead of Randy Minchew’s 7,728, with all 34 precincts reporting.

David Seamon finished third with 2,930. Tanya Heath had 553.

After the final unofficial results came in, Buffaloe expressed her gratitude via Twitter:

“Wow – this is really happening. I am thrilled that you’ve chosen me as the next Mayor of Columbia. And I am completely humbled by the show of support today. A big sincere THANK YOU! Now, the real work starts – and I will work hard for ALL people in this city we love.”

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