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10 Candidates File For Bloomington Council Vacancy

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Emily Bollinger
Ten candidates will be considered for a Ward 6 seat on the city council, serving an area that includes much of downtown Bloomington.

Ten residents of Ward 6 in Bloomington have filed for a city council vacancy, following Jenn Carrillo's planned resignation. Ward 6 covers much of downtown and areas south and west of downtown.

The candidates who filed ahead of the application deadline are: Andrew Alvarez, JohAnna Chambers, Levi Champion, Luisa Gomez, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Mistry Metroz, Jenee Clark Richards, Gary Stevens, Dianna ‘De’ Urban, and David Wolfe.

According to a news release from the city, Ward 6 residents can continue to submit applications until a replacement is selected. There were applicants omitted from consideration because they do not live in Ward 6, said Bloomington communications and external affairs manager Katherine Murphy.

Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe said he will interview each of the candidates and present a nominee for the council to give input.

Carrillo resigned last month after announcing plans to move to a different ward. Carrillo’s resignation takes effect Aug. 31.

The city has 60 days from the resignation date to fill the vacancy. Mwilambwe has said he plans to name someone to the council seat by early September.

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