John Leech Jr.

Show Low City Council member John Leech Jr. has served on the council since June, 2010, and works closely with the Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) and related programs.

SHOW LOW — The Show Low City Council selected councilor John Leech Jr. to fill the remainder of Rennie Crittenden’s term left vacant when he passed away in January.

The council needed to fill the vacancy which led to a February announcement inviting interested parties to submit resumes and letters of interest by Feb. 28.

Jon Adams, Brandt Clark, Ray Duran, Jack Latham, John Leech, Jr. and Dawn Wilson were the six applicants considered during the March 10 special meeting.

During the meeting the council voted to appoint Brandt Clark, long-time Show Low resident, to fill Leech Jr.’s term until it expires on the first Tuesday in Dec. 2022.

John Leech Jr. will fill Crittenden’s seat until December 1, 2020.

John Leech Jr. and Brandt Clark will be sworn in during the Tuesday, March 17 regular council meeting.

“Both men are well-qualified to continue the city’s reputation for excellence and conservative budgeting,” said City Manager Ed Muder.

There will still be three council seats and the mayor’s seat up for grabs in the primary election in August. They are currently held by Connie Kakavas, Gene Kelley, John Leech Jr. and Mayor Daryl Seymore.

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Laura Singleton is a reporter for the White Mountain Independent, covering Show Low city government, business and education.

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