County GOP To Choose 6th District Nominee After Further Deliberation

by Gabe Bullard on August 4, 2010

The Jefferson County Republican Party has postponed its nomination of a candidate to run in a special Metro Council election, and will take a few more days to choose a nominee for the 6th District seat.

The winner of the special election will serve the remaining two years of the late Councilman George Unseld’s term.

The GOP was supposed to choose a nominee for the race on Tuesday, but held off on the selection in order to review candidates who submitted their applications at the last minute. The party has until next Tuesday to register a candidate, and will vote on a nominee either later this week or next Monday.

The county Democratic Party last week nominated former Fraternal Order of Police president David James.

The seat is currently held by independent Deonte Hollowell, who was appointed after Unseld’s death in June. Hollowell is also seeking election to the seat.

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