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Matt Brillhart

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More than 20 residents applied for open council seat; Interview process to start January 4

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Media Releases Published December 27, 2022
Updated on January 17, 2023

The Bloomington City Council is in the process of filling a vacancy for one of its at-large council seats. Current at-large councilmember Nathan Coulter will resign from his position on the City Council on January 2, 2023, after being elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Twenty-two residents applied for appointment to the open seat. They are:

  • David Arbit
  • Adam Carvel
  • David Clark
  • Maxwell Collins
  • Maureen Scallen Failor
  • Danielle Indovino Cawley
  • Dale Johnson
  • Phil Koktan
  • Nelly Korman
  • Theodore Lockhart
  • Ted Moore
  • Chao Moua
  • Ricardo Oliva
  • Joey Oslund
  • Beth Pollack
  • Sam Puppe
  • Ryan Simonis
  • Adam Spears
  • Kathleen Stoehr
  • Amos J. Olivarez (withdrawn)
  • Michael Farnham (withdrawn)
  • Cathy Gustafson (withdrawn)

Interviews will take place on Wednesday, January 4, 7:15 – 9 p.m., and Saturday, January 7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Following the initial interviews, the City Council will select finalists to participate in second interviews on Wednesday, January 11, at 6 p.m. Interviews will be held in the Council Chambers at Bloomington Civic Plaza.

An appointment is expected in late January or early February 2023. The person appointed to the open seat will fill Coulter’s unexpired term until the next regular municipal election on November 7, 2023. The result of the election will determine who will fill the remainder of the term, which expires January 5, 2026.

For more information, call Matt Brillhart at 952-563-8782 or visit