City Council vacancy attracts 25 applicants

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Twenty-five people have applied for the at-large opening on the Peoria City Council, seeking to replace Chuck Weaver, who resigned to become a state senator.

The list of applicants for the council seat include several young adults as well as a couple retirees. The applicants include educators, business owners, neighborhood activists, a few engineers, a couple lawyers and a few people already well-known in city politics.

The deadline for applying was last Friday.

According to City Hall, the City Council will review the applications and supporting materials and the council will begin whittling the number on Nov. 12.

The person chosen will fill out the remainder of Weaver’s term, serving until May 2017.

The 25 applicants are, in the order listed in a city news release:

More information about each applicant can be viewed at www,peoriagov.org.

About the Author
Paul Gordon is the editor of The Peorian after spending 29 years of indentured servitude at the Peoria Journal Star. He’s an award-winning writer, raconteur and song-and-dance man. He also went to a high school whose team name is the Alices (that’s Vincennes Lincoln High School in Indiana; you can look it up).