(Columbia Business Times photo)
In Columbia, the only certain things are death, taxes and Darwin Hindman.
But according to the Columbia Missourian, the longtime Columbia mayor announced today that he will not run for re-election next year. The decision will likely lead to a scramble to replace the longtime officeholder.
Columbia's mayor doesn't have a lot of executive power. In essence, he or she acts as an at-large voting member of the City Council. But Hindman has became a highly-visible ambassador to the city. He even got his own bobblehead doll.
Columbia may never be the same.