Council-At-Large Applicants Talk To Lakewood
The following are the applicants for the soon vacant at-large council seat currently held by State Representative elect, Nickie Antonio. At the beginning of September, council put out a general call for applications with an initial deadline of October 1, 2010. Ten names were submitted for this deadline (in bold). With an extension until November 9, 2010, sixteen additional brave, community minded individuals added their names to the list.
Dan Alaimo, Daniel Bartos, Bill Call, Stephen Davis, Savannah Dugan, Kenneth Farley, Hannah Fritzman Belisto, Donald Heckelmoser, David Howard, Tracy Jemison, Shawn Juris*, Kyle Krewson, John Litten, Carole A. Lohr, Edward McCartney, Gaynel Mellino, Edward Monroe, Ryan P. Nowlin, Jennifer Overstreet, Aaron M. Purdum, Daniel Rigney, Bryan Rosser, Matthew J. Sattler, Daniel Shields, David P. Stadler and Kyle Weigand.
The term of office will begin January 1, 2011 and continue for one calendar year. The selected interim council-at-large member may choose to run for reelection in November of 2011.
Although their future colleagues on City Council will select this individual, here at the Lakewood Observer, we wanted to shed some light on what each of these aspiring public servants feel they would bring to the job in question. To do so, we asked each applicant to address the following question in 200 words or less.
What skills do you bring to this position?
We hope their responses, below, will help the citizens of Lakewood to better understand who may soon be representing all of us on City Council.
*Application submitted November 8th for Ward 3 Council seat only.