More than five dozen people have expressed interest in replacing former Ald. Sandi Jackson in the Chicago City Council.
As of 5 p.m. Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office received 65 complete applications for the vacant position in the city's 7th Ward. Twelve of them, however, won't be considered because the applicant doesn't live in the ward, officials said.
That leaves 53 applicants that will be reviewed by a city committee who will narrow the list down to three final applicants.
Jackson resigned earlier this year, two months after her husband, Jesse Jackson Jr., resigned from his post in the U.S. Congress.
The application process was originally slated to end Friday at 5 p.m., but city officials extended the submission process through business hours on Monday because of a temporary outage with the city's website.
The mayor has said he hopes to have Jackson's replacement named by mid-February.
Eligible candidate names include:
Kenisha Clorinda Davis
Roberta S. Howard
Carl L. Bibbs
Lionell Romeo Martin Sr.
Jesse L. Harley
Joseph Moseley II
Leticia B. Ransom
George Pruitt III
Leanne Theresa Muller-Wharton
Marja Ann Stanford Leak
Vicky Michelle Wooten
Sidney Howard Brooks III
William Campbell King Jr.