ESCANABA - Marc Tall, of Escanaba, was appointed to fill a temporary vacancy on the Escanaba City Council this morning. Council unanimously approved the nomination during a special meeting.
Tall, 65, was appointed to serve as a member of council until after the November general election. The vacancy was due to the death of Mayor Pro Tem Brady Nelson who passed away at the age of 59 from lung cancer on June 15.
Prior to the motion to appoint Tall to the board today, council members expressed their gratitude to those who sought the seat. There were eight candidates who applied for the temporary position.
Following the meeting, Tall said, "I look forward to once again serving the residents and helping to move along the issue of the power plant."
Tall previously served on council from 1998-2002. During his term, he represented council on the planning commission. He has also served on other city boards and committees.
Tall is active in the community and is a member of Rotary. He and his wife, Maggie, are avid volunteers in the community Thanksgiving dinner. He is also a member of the Next Generation Barbershop Quartet and the Remnants Barbershop Chorus. Tall served in the Army Reserve.
The other seven candidates seeking the temporary council seat were James Hellerman, Alan Larson, Bob LaFave, Nisha Tebear-Coolman, Tom Warstler, Robert Wickstrom, and Christine Williams.
Individuals seeking to be elected to fill the remaining two years on the term must file by Aug. 13 to be on the November ballot.
In addition, three council terms will be expiring this year. The four-year terms expiring are held by Pete Baker, Pat Baribeau and Leo Evans.
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