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City Council About To Accept Applications To Fill District 9 Seat

Ryan Loyd
TPR News
Councilwoman Elisa Chan will officially step down from council when her colleagues accept her resignation Thursday.

The San Antonio City Council will accept the resignation of District 9 Councilwoman Elisa Chan at Thursday's council meeting.

Starting Monday, Oct. 21, and running through Friday, Nov. 1, the city clerk will be accepting applications of those interested in an appointment to represent District 9. A special election will be held next May so that constituents can pick a council person who will remain in the seat until the 2015 city council elections.

The city council will review the applications on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and vote to fill the vacancy the next day.

Chan informed Mayor Julián Castro and her colleagues on Oct. 8 that she would be stepping down from her seat to run in the Republican primary for Texas Senate District 25, a seat currently held by Donna Campbell.

Ryan Loyd was Texas Public Radio's city beat and political reporter. He left the organization in December, 2014.