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Sahuarita Town Council appoints two to fill vacant seats

Sahuarita Town Council appoints two to fill vacant seats

The Sahuarita Town Council voted Monday night to appoint Simon Davis and Erik Dahl to fill vacant seats on the governing body.

The decision came after hours of public interviews with six finalists vying for the two open seats. The other four finalists considered were Marty Moreno, Sergio Arellano, Myra McCune and Kathleen Camp.

The city had 24 applications for the two seats vacated by Dalia Zimmerman and Lynne Skelton before the council opted to narrow the field to six finalists. Zimmerman and Skelton both resigned, saying they were moving out of town.

Dahl has spent the last nine years working as an investigations supervisor for the state of Arizona and before that worked as a police officer in a small town in Wisconsin.

Davis retired as the chief of the Green Valley Fire District in 2014, spending 14 years as chief and working for the agency for 28 years.

Davis and Dahl will be sworn in Monday night during the regularly scheduled council meeting. Both indicated they would run for re-election next year, when five out of the seven seats will be up for grabs.

Contact reporter Joe Ferguson at or 573-4197. On Twitter: @JoeFerguson

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Joe has been with the Star for six years. He covers politics as well as the city of Tucson and other municipalities in Southern Arizona. He graduated from the UA and previously worked for the Arizona Daily Sun.

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