Perry Vandell | The Republic
A former councilman, a former council candidate and four others were among the applicants interviewed to fill a vacant Surprise City Council seat.
The council looks to fill the hole left by John Williams, who recently resigned seven months into his third term.
State law required the council to call on District 3 residents to fill the post until the next council election in August 2018.
The change in leadership on the seven-member council comes at a time of renewed growth for Surprise, a city that shot from just over 30,000 residents in 2000 to more than 130,000 today.