Six applicants, many with familiar names, filed by Friday afternoon in hopes of filling the vacancy on the Millbrae City Council created by the unexpected death of Nadia Holober.
Holober, who died of lung cancer May 8, was serving her third term. She was originally elected in 1999. Due to term limits, she took a two-year gap from the council from 2007-09 before being re-elected. Her term ends this November. The council decided to appoint someone to fill the seat. Applications were accepted until noon Friday. Applicants include Scott Fong, Reuben Holober, Lorrie Kalos-Gunn, Anne Oliva, Dan Quigg and Ann Schneider.
Holober is seeking to fill his mother’s seat. He works for San Carlos-based Natera offering biotech lab support and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.
Former mayor Quigg, who decided not to run for a second term in 2011, applied to rejoin the council.
For Planning Commissioner Kalos-Gunn and Realtor Oliva, this is another attempt at joining the council.
Kalos-Gunn, a battalion chief with the San Francisco Fire Department, ran for the council in the 2007, 2009 and 2011 elections. There was only 28 votes between Oliva and Councilman Robert Gottschalk in the 2011 election. It was Oliva’s first attempt at a run for a council seat.
Fong and Schneider are the two names which may not be as recognizable.
Fong lists his job as a manager at the Environmental Defense Fund in San Francisco. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Golden Gate University and a master’s of business administration from Cornell University.
Schneider, who describes herself as working in environmental education, hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in analysis of ecosystems and geography.
The council meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at City Hall, 621 Magnolia Ave., Millbrae.
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