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13 finalists make the cut for open Pocatello City Council seat


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The following is a news release from the city of Pocatello.

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

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

They are:

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

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