Eight vie for council seat

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By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

Last year, Ken LeDuc was the only person on the ballot for the Keizer City Council position No. 2 seat he won.

There are eight people vying to replace him.

Monday marked the deadline for applications to replace LeDuc, who abruptly resigned his seat last month.

Councilors will hear five-minute presentations from applicants in a meeting next Monday, June 10, starting at 6 p.m. in council chambers at Keizer Civic Center.

City Attorney Shannon Johnson said the order of presenters will be determined by names being drawn from a bucket. Though the meeting will be public, presenters are being asked to sit outside council chambers until they speak, to ensure no advantage for those going later.

“We can’t force them to sequester themselves, but that would be the request,” Johnson said.

The eight being considered are Ronald Bersin, Eamon Bishop, Matt Chappell, Kim Freeman, Roland Herrera, Kevin Hohnbaum, Mark Miedema and Erick Peterson.


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