Applicants In For Hornung's Seat
The first week of December will be a busy one for members of the Lincoln City Council. 26 people have applied for the open council seat, hoping to replace Adam Hornung, who resigned because of a new job. All 26 of the applicants are available for review on-line at lincoln.ne.gov, keyword "Council." Council members and the mayor will review all 26 applicants then each will make their nomination. A vote is scheduled for the December 10th City Council meeting. On KFOR's “Lincoln Live” Tuesday, Mayor Beutler said consideration is being given for appointing a candidate who agrees not to run in the upcoming spring election when Hornung would have been up for re-election. The reason, he said, would be to avoid giving anyone the unfair advantage of incumbency while running for a full term. The mayor also said it is not a foregone conclusion that the new member will be a Democrat, despite the 5-1 current political edge. He said voters elected Hornung, a conservative Republican, and strong consideration is being given to honoring that choice for the remaining months of the term.