The Fremont City Council has narrowed down a list of 10 applicants vying for Bill Harrison’s former council seat.
The City Council screened the 10 applicants during a 30-minute special meeting last Wednesday, trimming the list to six.
According to the Fremont Argus, the remaining six received at least two votes each from the council and will be interviewed today during a special meeting.
The six candidates are:
- David Bonaccorsi (four votes)
- Raj Salwan (four votes
- Christina Broadwin (three votes)
- Yogi Chugh (three votes)
- John J. Dutra (three votes)
- Rick Jones (two votes)
Several of the candidates have political histories.
Bonaccorsi, a partner in a Newark law firm; Chugh, a real estate executive; and Salwan, a veterinarian and chair of the Tri-Cities Democratic Forum; are planning commissioners. All three were candidates for a council appointment two years ago but lost to Dominic Dutra, the Argus reports.
John Dutra, who is a member of the economic development advisory commission, and Jones, a retired Fremont police officer, were both candidates for City Council in the November election.
Broadwin, who heads the grassroots Save Kimber Park organization, is a newcomer to politics, according to the Argus.
The candidates are scheduled to be interviewed during a special meeting today at 5 p.m.
A possible candidate may be selected at the meeting, according to the City of Fremont website.
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