With the departure of Jake Fey for a chair in the House of Representatives, seven Tacomans have submitted their resume to fill his Tacoma City Council seat.
They will know if one of them gets the $41,269-a-year, part-time job during a council vote set for Jan. 29. The candidates for the position are:
Monica A. (Hunter) Alexander, a Washington state trooper who became the first African American woman to serve as state patrol sergeant.
Philip Cowan, the executive director of the Grand Cinema and a formerly a loan officer and assistant general manager of the Tacoma Rainiers.
David D’Aniello, a high school computer teacher for the Bethel School District who also runs Celebrity Cake Studio. Carolyn Edmonds, a Windermere Real Estate broker and chairwoman of the 27th Legislative District Democrats.
Jon Higley, a Pierce County Planning Commissioner with 30 years of teaching experience in the Federal Way School District. He also founded The Tacoma 9/12 Project, a local branch of a national movement started by broadcaster Glenn Beck.
Patricia Lecy-Davis, the owner of Embellishment Multispace Salon, co-founder of Go Local Tacoma and co-chair of the campaign for Tacoma Public Schools’ February bond measure.
Robert Thoms, founder of the public consulting firm The Navigation Group and a veteran of the Persian Gulf War and a Navy reservist.