Tonight the Town Council will hear presentations form 10 candidates to replace the late council member Bill Thorpe, who died in September of heart failure.
The council will nominate from among the pool and will appoint a new member next Monday night.
The applicants are (follow link to read their full application materials):
-- Gene Pease, an investment services executive who has served on various town committees
-- Will Raymond, a hi-tech businessman who has served on various town committees
-- Loren Hintz, a biology teacher at Chapel Hill High School who has served on various town committees
-- Donald Shaw, a UNC-Chapel Hill journalism professor who has served on various town committees
-- William Abb, a retired Army officer
-- J.M. Green, a UNC-Chapel Hill education professor
-- Jim Merritt, a retired school counselor and administrator
-- Willard Blaine Rogers, a former soldier, community organizer and homeless person
-- Amy Chute, who serves on the town’s Northern Area Task Force
-- Andre Wesson, who chairs the town’s Justice in Action Committee