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Giles Will Fill FDL City Council Vacancy

Fond du Lac YMCA Executive Director and CEO Greg Giles will be appointed to the vacancy on the Fond du Lac City Council Wednesday night. After interviewing four candidates Monday afternoon the Council took a straw vote and four favored Giles and the other two former Council President Mark Jurgella. In the original vote the two tied at three points apiece, but Councilwoman Lee Ann Lorrigan lobbied hard for Giles. She said several City residents urged her to strongly consider Giles when they found out he applied for the vacancy. Councilwoman Catherine Block orginally voted for Jurgella, but changed her mind and voted for Giles. Former Councilman Jeff Ruedinger and Sarah Feltes were the other two candidates. Councilman Gary Miller told his fellow council members that he didn't agree with the selection process and at a previous Council meeting said he thought the Council should have appointed former Councilman Mick Burroughs to the Council after Burroughs finished fifth in last month's election for four seats on the Council. Council members Lorrigan, Block, Karyn Merkel and Brian Foster voted in favor of Giles and Miller and Council President Sam Meyer in favor of Jurgella. The Council will make its vote official Wednesday night and Giles will be seated at the Council's May 28th meeting. 
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