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21 Roanokers have applied to fill the City Council seat for the next two years that was left vacant when Djuna Osborne resigned last month. Among those are Beth Doughty from the Roanoke Regional Partnership and Luke Priddy – who ran unsuccessfully for a Democratic nomination for two Council seats on the ballot next month. City Council members are scheduled to interview some of the candidates Monday.

NEWS RELEASE: In accordance with the Oct. 1, 4 p.m. deadline for submissions, the City Clerk’s Office in the City of Roanoke received Statements of Interest with regard to the unexpired City Council term of Djuna Osborne from the following citizens:

  • Diane Marie Casola
  • Rosheta Chase
  • John Randolph Clements
  • Jessie Amanda Huff Coffman
  • Elizabeth Doughty
  • Justin Kelly Dudley
  • Craig Gill-Walker
  • Justin Andrew Hunts
  • Nicole Gibson Hunts
  • James Andrew Leonard (Jim)
  • John Russell Faulkner Lewis
  • Amanda Marko
  • Alvin L. Nash
  • Anthony Peterson
  • Luke W. Priddy
  • Danyel Ferguson Rucker
  • Vivian Sanchez-Jones
  • James William Settle
  • Kimberly Stafford
  • Sherry Wallace
  • Paul J. Welsch

City Council will choose candidates for interviews on Monday, Oct. 5. Interviews will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday in the Council Chamber. A public hearing to hear the views of citizens regarding the candidates interviewed at 3 p.m. will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday evening in the Council Chamber.