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Tucson City Council

Council applicants to interview for Ward 2 seat

Ten of the eleven remaining City Council hopefuls will make their case for appointment at Tuesday's council meeting.

The council is set to fill the Ward 2 seat vacated by Rodney Glassman, who resigned to seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, on May 4.

Those still in the running are:

Keith Barnes, a Democrat. Deputy with Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Air Force veteran.

Judith Clinco, a Democrat. Registered Nurse, President of Catalina In-Home Services, President of Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood Association.

Paul Cunningham, a Democrat. Juvenile Probation Officer, Army National Guard veteran, President of El Gheko Neighborhood Association.

Kestutis (Kasey) Eidukonis, Career Technical Education Teacher at Tanque Verde High School, Army veteran.

Michael J. Fox, an independent. Retired journalism teacher at Santa Rita High School.

Richard (Rick) Grinnell, a Republican. Registered lobbyist for Smart United Business Strategies, Navy veteran, a candidate for the Ward 2 seat in 1995 and 1999.

Richard Livingood, a Republican. Works in Information Technology for Vantage West Credit Union.

Ken Morgan, a Republican. Owner/Partner in DLM Associates LLC, a renewable energy consulting firm.

Lori Oien, a Republican. Co-owner, with her husband, of general contractor J Oien Ventures, President of Bear Canyon Neighborhood Association, lost Ward 2 race in 2007 to Glassman.

William J. Polson, a Republican. Retired dentist, Army veteran.

Kenneth L. Van Zandt, a Democrat. Owner of Arizona Territorial Termite & Pest Control, retired fireman, Air National Guard veteran.

Each applicant may address the council for five minutes, followed by a Q & A session. Clinco has already made her presention, because of a scheduling issue.

The council meeting, at City Hall, 255 West Alameda Street, begins at 5:30 p.m.

While it's not required, council appointees are traditionally of the same party as their predecessor.

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