Six interviews set for Delaware 3rd Ward council seat


Delaware City Council will interview six of the seven applicants for its vacant seat on Monday.

The interviews start at 5:30 p.m. with each candidate given about 20 minutes to make their case for selection to represent the city’s 3rd Ward.

The meeting is open to the public.

Depending on time, Council could go two ways by selecting a candidate or nominating candidates for a second round of interviews, which would take place Wednesday.

Cory Hoffman withdrew his application for consideration, city spokesman Lee Yoakum confirmed.

Hoffman did not respond to The Gazette’s request for comment.

The new member will replace former member Joe DiGenova, who died March 19 after being ill. Once Council has selected DiGenova’s replacement, that person will serve until the next municipal election, which is November 2017.

At that time, the member can seek election to the seat and, if successful, would serve the remainder of the full term expiring November 2019.

The six are:

• George Mantzoros is a broker for Pagam Properties Realty. He now serves on the city’s Planning Commission.

• Benjamin Kelly is a senior bioinformatics scientist for the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

• Stephanie Gregory is an elementary art instructor at River Valley Schools in Caledonia, Ohio.

• Timothy Adams is a senior technical specialist for ICF International Inc.

• Jim Browning is a financial adviser for Voya Financial Advisors Inc.

• George McNab is a legislative liaison for the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

The interviews will take place at City Hall, 1 S. Sandusky St., in council chambers.

By Brandon Klein

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Gazette reporter Brandon Klein can be reached by email or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

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