Three prominent east side residents have been nominated by City Council to fill the vacancy on Council caused when Cruz Shaw resigned his District Two seat last month to become an associate district judge, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
One is no stranger to City Hall. Art Hall represented District Eight on the City's northwest side for two terms in the last decade. He is now an administrator with Alamo Colleges and a practicing attorney.
The other two finalists, who were named after council interviewed a dozen applicants for the job, are Jada Sullivan, who is a military veteran and business owner, and Aubrey Lewis, who is the President of the Denver Heights Neighborhood Association.
Not among the finalists is retiring firefighter Derreck Hillyer. He is the applicant who Councilman Greg Brockhouse accused City Manager Sheryl Sculley of trying to scuttle his chances by 'leaking' his city personnel form to an on line reporter who she knew would write a 'hit piece' against Hillyer. Brockhouse says Sculley didn't want Hillyer on Council because his union backed the charter amendment effort that resulted in the salary and tenure of Sculley's successor being significantly limited.
The new Council member will serve until the Municipal Elections in May, when they will be allowed to seek election to a full term.