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Meet the 23 applicants vying to fill Jacksonville City Council vacancies

The vacancies were created by the suspensions of Katrina and Reggie Brown

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A former state lawmaker, a former school board member and a banking executive number among the 23 individuals who want to fill the vacancies created by the suspension of two Jacksonville City Council members.

The search for replacements began on Saturday, a day after Gov. Rick Scott suspended City Council members Katrina Brown and Reggie Brown in response to a 38-count federal indictment charging both with money laundering and fraud linked to a doomed barbecue sauce plant.

Scott has the power to appoint replacements to serve in their stead. The replacement council members  would likely remain in office until their terms expire in July 2019, or the federal case against the Browns runs its course, whichever comes first.

So far, 23 people have applied to fill the vacancies. Below is a list of those applicants:

  • Darrin Williams
  • Terrance Brisbane
  • Brenda Priestly Jackson
  • Ju'Coby Pittman
  • Tameka Holly
  • Celestine Mills
  • Terry Fields
  • Angela Nixon
  • Christopher Pendleton
  • Jean Tranquille
  • Randolph Hall
  • Charles Barr
  • James Greiner
  • Keshan Chambliss
  • Rahman Johnson
  • Clarence James
  • Dwight Brisbane
  • Niki Brunson
  • Ralph Chavers
  • Cornelius Cox
  • Theresa Graham
  • King Holzendorf
  • Kevin Monroe

About the Authors:

Kent Justice co-anchors News4Jax's 5 p.m., 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts weeknights and reports on government and politics. He also hosts "This Week in Jacksonville," Channel 4's hot topics and politics public affairs show each Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

Jim Piggott is the reporter to count on when it comes to city government and how it will affect the community.