Question: How many candidates does it take to fill City Council member Peter Braithwaite’s shoes in the Second Ward?
Answer: Nine. That’s how many are asking Mayor Daniel Biss to consider them for the spot that has been vacant since Braithwaite resigned on July 15.
- Keith Banks
- Darlene Cannon
- Matthew Farrauto
- Patricia Gregory
- Kristian Harris
- Blanca Lule
- Mindy Scott
- Anya Tanyavutti
- Jesus Vega
Originally, twelve people filed applications for the position between July 15 and Aug. 12, but these are the nine that emerged as viable, according to Mayor Daniel Biss.
The mayor will appoint a candidate from the applicant pool pending a confirmation vote by a majority of sitting council members. The newly appointed member will then serve Braithwaite’s term through spring 2023, when both the Second and Ninth Ward council members will run in special elections for the remaining two years of their terms.
The candidates forum is in person and virtual at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 in the City Council Chambers on the second floor of the Morton Civic Center. Community members may attend this event in person or via Zoom. The forum will also be recorded and available on the City’s YouTube channel and replayed on Channel 16. City’s YouTube channel and on Channel 16.
To submit a question or find the passwords to join via Zoom, go to the city’s website.