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Detroit City Council narrows field to two for open seat

Feb 11, 2015

Detroit City Council is voting to replace Saunteel Jenkins, who resigned in November
Credit Saunteel Jenkins / LinkedIn

Detroit's City Council is re-interviewing two finalists for an open seat, after failing to reach a super-majority of votes as required by the city's charter.   

A city council seat has been open since November 7, when Councilwoman Saunteel Jenkins resigned to take over a non-profit group in Detroit.

135 people applied for the job. 

The council narrowed that list to 17, and now there are two top contenders: Deborah Walker, and Janee Ayers. 

Council will hold another vote after the re-interviews, which are scheduled to take place next Tuesday.