12 eligible applicants' names released in 33rd Ward

Thursday is the last day candidates can turn in an application for Chicago's 33rd Ward aldermanic seat vacated by current alderman Dick Mell, who is stepping down after 38 years.

July 12, 2013 2:09:29 PM PDT
The Office of the Mayor has released the list of applicants eligible to replace Chicago Alderman Richard Mell.

Fourteen people, including Mell's daughter, State Representative Deb Mell, applied for the 33rd Ward position. Applications had to be in by Thursday.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel created a screening committee to review the applicants, and hopes to have a new alderman selected by the July 24 council meeting.

Mell is retiring later this month.

Twelve of the 14 applicants were found to actually meet the requirements to be alderman. They are:

Robert F. Elrick
Elizabeth Lynn Gomez
Gretchen Carol Helmreich
Jonathan Andrew Markel
Deborah Lynn Mell
Maellen Elizabeth Pittman-Fernandez
Grace Troccolo Rink
Edmund Joseph Sieracki
Matthew Boyd Terry
Andrew Amador Tinajero
Annisa Michele Wanat
Sergiusz Piotr Zgrzebski