The months-long process to replace Saunteel Jenkins on the Detroit City Council advanced in a major way on Friday, as the list of candidates to fill the seat was narrowed from 135 to 17.
Council members had until 5 p.m. on Friday to submit up to three names from the pool of 135 applicants to advance to an interview round. The council is expected to interview candidates the week of Jan. 19 before voting to appoint Jenkins’ replacement for the at-large seat.
The candidates who advanced to the interview round are:
Janee’ Ayers; John Bennett; David Bullock; Dustin Campbell; Tyrone Carter; Kenneth Donaldson; Fred Durhal; Adam Hollier; Frazier Kimpson; Paula Humphries; Roy McCalister; David Nathan, Bernard Parker; Wanda Redmond; Robert Thomas; Beverly Kindle Walker; and Debra Walker.