Independent Metro Councilmember Deonte Hollowell will file his paperwork Wednesday to run for the seat he was appointed to last month. Hollowell will be the first person to declare his candidacy in the race.
The Metro Council appointed Hollowell to the 6th District seat after Councilman George Unseld’s death. A special election for the seat will be held in November, and the winner will serve the remaining two years of Unseld’s term.
Hollowell is the first independent to serve on the council and will face challengers from both major parties. The Jefferson County Democratic Party will choose a candidate to run on Thursday. The county GOP has not chosen a date to pick its candidate, but is expected to do so soon.
The parties have until August 11th to file their candidates.