Fourteen residents of Ward 2 have applied for the vacant City Council seat:
* Jeff Bales (4/21 update: applicant withdrew per City Clerk’s office)
* Keith Barnes
* Joshua Jude Chesser (4/22 update: not qualifed per Pima County Recorder’s Certification)
* Judith B. Clinco
* Paul Arthur Cunningham
* Kestutis J.(Kasey) Eidukonis
* Michael J. Fox
* Richard K.(Rick) Grinnell
* Richard Livingood
* Ken Morgan
* Lori Oien
* Jason Parsons (4/22 update: not qualified per Pima County Recorder’s Certification)
* William J. Polson
* Kenneth Van Zandt
To read their resumes and cover letters, log onto City Clerk’s website at: www.tucsonaz.gov/clerks. Comments on these applicants can be sent to the City Clerk: email@example.com, to be forwarded to the Mayor/Council.
Timeline: The City Council will hear a 5 minute speech from each of the 14 applicants and ask questions of them at their regular meeting on April 27. Then on May 4th Mayor/Council will vote for the successor to Dr. Rodney Glassman (who resigned on April 6 to run for U.S. Senate) for this Ward 2 Council seat. To be successful, an applicant has to receive four affirmative votes from the Mayor/Council.
There are 4 Democrats on the Council: Shirley Scott (ward 4), Karin Uhlich (ward 3), Regina Romero (ward 1), and Richard Fimbres (ward 5), and 2 Republicans: Mayor Bob Walkup and Steve Kozachik (ward 6).
Send your comments to the Mayor and Council (http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/mcc) before then, and they especially want to hear from Ward 2 residents.
Map of Ward 2 (and neighborhood associations) click here.
(This information about the 14 applicants just got posted tonight so I will likely be publishing a subsequent article, when I have more time to read these resumes & cover letters in depth.)