Applicants for Gilbert Town Council seat reach 105 at deadline

Gilbert Town Council
The Gilbert Town Council has a vacancy that 105 residents have applied to fill. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Gilbert Town Council has a vacancy that 105 residents have applied to fill. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

The pool of applicants to fill a Gilbert Town Council vacant seat reached 105 people by the March 4 deadline to apply for the position.

Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. March 5 to narrow the field to six applicants. Those six applicants will be interviewed March 17. Each will be asked the same six questions at that time.


Here are the applicants:

  • Iya Wekenon Affo

  • Philip Alibrandi

  • Ethan Allen

  • Colby Ashton

  • Talon Bates

  • Ronald Bellus

  • John Beltran

  • Gina Bennett

  • Jorge Ber

  • Kevin Bishop

  • Joseph John Bradfisch

  • Michael Brienza

  • Lucas Buchanan

  • Brian Cannon

  • Alexander Cardona

  • Estevan Carmona

  • David Cavenee

  • Becky Cholewka

  • Mark Cichocki

  • William Clayton

  • Sean Cleary

  • Ronald Coleman

  • Daryl Colvin

  • Michael Coplan

  • Kathleen Dowler

  • Nabeel Ebrahim

  • Shelli Engler

  • Kenneth Erickson

  • James Estrada

  • William Fay

  • Jaden Feddock

  • Bob Ferron

  • Patrick Finerd

  • Adam Frost

  • Robert Galvan III

  • Matthew Gartrell

  • Levi Germaine

  • David Gilbert

  • Christine Gomez

  • Paul Gonzales

  • Stacy Gramazio

  • Alex Hairston

  • Merlisha Henderson

  • M. Laurin Hendrix

  • Tyler Hudgins

  • Brian Johns

  • Henry Johnson

  • Tyler Jones

  • Todd Jorgenson

  • Michelle G. Kauk

  • Monique Keberlein

  • Yung Koprowski

  • Joan Krueger

  • Tyler LeSueur

  • Dale Lunt

  • Nicholas Macaluso

  • Nancy Mangone

  • Daniel McGuire

  • Robert Meldrum

  • Noah Mundt

  • Ashley Nardecchia,

  • Bus Obayomi

  • Norman F. O’Brien

  • Isaac Ortega

  • Lawrence Paschich

  • Sarah Patrick-Greene

  • Amy Peterson

  • Khyl Powell

  • Walter “Les” Presmyk

  • Holly Pritulsky

  • Rachelle Ramirez

  • Jonathan Reece

  • Sandra J. Reynolds

  • Javier Rodriguez

  • Brian Ruffentine

  • Bret Ryan

  • Matthew Ryan

  • Blake A. Sacha

  • William Scalzo

  • Tiffany Schultz

  • Charles Seal-Villafranca

  • John Sentz, Jr.

  • Scott September

  • Amanda Shaffie

  • Rustyn Sherer

  • Jän Simon

  • Katherine Smith

  • Bill Spence

  • Joshua Stanwitz

  • Ted Stark

  • Ken Starks

  • Alan Taylor

  • Autumn Timmins

  • William Toon

  • Jim Torgeson

  • Felicia Vandermolen

  • Jen Ward

  • Jonathan Warshaw,

  • Michael Watkins

  • Larry Weaver

  • Michael Webb

  • E. Diane Wendt

  • Paul Widner

  • Henry Wolfe III

  • Muhannad Zubi


The vacancy came about when former Council Member Eddie Cook resigned Feb. 18 to become Maricopa County assessor.

The applicant chosen will serve the remainder of 2020 in Cook’s former seat. Past that, his seat will be filled by voters in the fall elections for the final two years of his term.
By Tom Blodgett

Editor, Gilbert

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.



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