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Gilbert council seat draws 31 applicants

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Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:05 pm | Updated: 3:46 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Thirty-one Gilbert residents have applied for the vacant town council seat, including former mayor Cynthia Dunham and former councilwoman Joan Krueger. Monday was the deadline.

Steve Urie, who had been on the council for 11 years, resigned March 26 to run for the state House of Representatives in District 22.

The list includes some who have ran for council seats in the past, including Elizabeth Cress-Sweet, a former chairwoman of the Arts Advisory Board, who unsuccessfully ran for council in 2007; Adam Turner, an Arizona Cardinals executive, who ran for mayor last year; and textbook salesman and former teacher Erin Scroggins, who ran for council last year.

Council members will now rank the applications, and the top six to 12 applicants will be interviewed on May 12 during a public, televised special council meeting.

The council will then select the new member on May 19. That person will take office May 22.

The appointed council member will serve the remainder of Urie’s term until June 2011, said town clerk Cathy Templeton.

The 31 applicants are: Richard Abrahamson, Christopher Ames, Chris Anderson, David Barazoto, Kul Bhushan Chhibber, Karen Cirka, Tim Colquhoun, Eddie Cook, Ben Cooper, Elizabeth Cress-Sweet, Jason Cvancara, Cynthia Dunham, Craig Echeveste, James Flanagan, James Gibides Jr., Robert Guderian, Julius Keller, Karl Kohlhoff, Joan Krueger, Cory Larsen, Phillip Long, Marci Norton, Steve Paisley, Christopher Redden, Ronald “Erin” Scroggins, Douglas Singer, Bobbi Smith, Jared Taylor, James Torgeson, Blake “Adam” Turner and Michael Viscusi.

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