On May 12, 2021, recently elected First Ward City Council Candidate Patrick Hathaway notified the City Clerk that he would not be able to fulfill his term. The City Charter, Section 2.06(c), requires City Council to appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of his term (beginning July 1, 2021 and expiring June 30, 2023) within 30 days, or a special election will be held.
City Council took applications to fill the vacancy from July 8 to July 16, 2021 and interviewed applicants in open public meetings on July 20, 2021. City Council appointed M. Joe Abu-Ghannam at its July 27 special meeting.
List of Applicants
G. Darren Taylor
M. Joe Abu-Ghannam
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