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Buckeye City Council is looking to fill a vacancy after former District 6 Councilman Eric Orsborn resigned to run for mayor. 

The vacancy will not be filled for at least a month.

Orsborn, who was reelected in 2018 to serve a third four-year term as District 6 councilman, is the only candidate to file for mayor. Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck is not running for reelection. 

Orsborn resigned April 2. His council term runs until Jan. 1, 2022.

At its April 21 meeting, council decided to accept applications from the public to fill the seat.

The deadline to apply to the District 6 seat is 5 p.m. May 21. 

Annie DeChance, a Buckeye spokeswoman, said applicants should be at least 18 and live in District 6. 

The boundaries for District 6 are Northern Avenue to Yuma Road, Perryville Road to Miller Road north of I-10, and Perryville to 223rd Avenue south of I-10.

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest and complete an online application at buckeyeaz.gov/government/city-clerk/council-vacancy-district-6.

Questions may be directed to Lucinda Aja, city clerk, by phone at 623-349-6911, through email to laja@buckeyeaz.gov or by mail to 530 East Monroe Avenue, Buckeye.

Applicant interviews will be determined by a sub-committee consisting of three current councilmembers not running for reelection in August.