Wednesday, June 01, 2005 | The number of mayoral candidates for the July 26 special election dropped from 15 to 11 Wednesday. Four candidates – Michael Hill, Kent Mesplay, Mac Sperry and Les Swazzo – were disqualified from the race for failing to have the required 200 certified voter signatures, according to the City Clerk’s office.

The current list of candidates is:



Jim Bell

Ecological Designer

Steve Francis

Executive Chairman, AMN Healthcare, Inc.

Donna Frye

City Councilwoman

Thomas Knapp


Ed Kolker


Jeremy Ledford


Sean McMillan


Richard Rider

Taxpayer Activist

Jerry Sanders


Pat Shea


Myke Shelby

Motorcycle Sales and Services

Source: City Clerk’s Office

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