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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Short List Announced for Vacant Pocatello City Council Seat


The field of potential new Pocatello City Council members is down to 13.

Tuesday, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad announced the list of candidates he will be interviewing for the City Council seat vacated by Steve Brown. They are:

Craig Cooper
Maxwell Daniels
Rebekah Gruel
Rachael Levay
Robert Croker
Dale Spencer
Thomas Dakota Bates
David Bowen
Daniel Parrish
Ram Eddings
David Villarreal
Beenish Mannan
Kirk Lepchenske

“Thank you to everyone who submitted their application,” said Mayor Blad. “I had a strong group of applicants to sort through and I am proud to see so many step forward and offer their service to the citizens of Pocatello.”

Following the interview process, Mayor Blad will submit his final selection for confirmation at a regular City Council meeting. Mayor Blad anticipates having the position filled by the end of February or in early March.

Once appointed, the new Council member will serve the remainder of Brown’s term which ends in January 2020.

Applications were also submitted by:

Danny Wells
Alessandra Toscanelli
Gregory Huerta
Jamie Hudson
Sophie Huddleston
Timothy England
Thomas Grace
Shannon Ansley
Louis Archuleta
Tammy Bartlett
Joseph Bowers
Thomas Sanford
Dan Rainey
Beau James
James Liday
Rick Olson
Diana Campanella Schow
Sean Fay
Adam Jacobsmeyer
Chris Cole Clegg
Steven Conway
Cristie Stone
George McGinnis
Richard Nelson
Claudia Ortega

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