The faces on Marysville City Council could change significantly in 2010 if early interest in an open seat is any indication.

The faces on Marysville City Council could change significantly in 2010 if early interest in an open seat is any indication.

When voters go to the polls in November, four of the seven seats on city council will be up for grabs.

Among those four seats will be that of Ward 1 Councilman John Marshall, who bid his colleagues farewell Thursday night.

Marshall recently announced his resignation to accept a sales position with the Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. in the Pacific Northwest. His final council meeting Thursday night started the clock on the search for his successor.

Marysville City Council members have a diverse field of 11 candidates to choose from as they begin that search.

Under Marysville's charter, the six remaining council members select Marshall's successor. A majority vote (4 of 6 members) is required to approve that candidate.

City Council President John Gore said all 11 applicants will be interviewed in mid-June.

Council has 30 days from Marshall's resignation date to fill the vacancy. If the vacancy is not filled within that 30-day period, the President of Council is required to make the appointment within 15 days of council's failure to do so.

Marshall's term officially expires on Dec. 31, 2011. However, his successor will have to seek election in November against anyone else who files to complete the final year of that term.

Marshall's replacement may not be the only new face on city council in 2010. At-Large members Gore, Leah Sellers and Mark Reams are all up for re-election in November.

A total of 11 Ward 1 residents expressed interest in completing Marshall's term. They include:

Jacqueline Andy, a Valley Drive resident, is an emergency response services clinician with Netcare Access. She received an associate degree in health/mental retardation technology from Columbus State Community College and a bachelor's degree in social work from Ohio State University.

Mike Aquillo, a Clydesdale Way resident, is a vice president of member and information services with the Union Rural Electric Cooperative and a member of the Marysville Planning Commission. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University in 1989.

Pete Emmons, a Village Drive resident, is a human services professional and former community outreach and training coordinator for the Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities. He received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Heidelberg College and a master's degree in special education from Bowling Green State University.

Scott Failor, a Kentucky Circle resident, is associate general counsel for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. He received a bachelor's degree with a major in public administration and a minor in criminal justice from Shippensburg University and his law degree from Widener University.

Erin Groves, a Poppy Lane resident, is a registered respiratory therapist with Memorial Hospital of Union County. She received her associate degree in respiratory therapy from West Virginia Northern Community College in 1999.

Timothy Hackworth, a Bent Tree Drive resident, is an automotive technician with the Honda Transportation Research Center. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2001 from Franklin University.

Martin Pratt, a Lone Rise Drive resident, is manager of sales planning and communication with the Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. He received his bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Rhode Island and has taken master's in business administration classes at the University of Louisville.

Joe Preston, a Creekview Drive resident, is owner/operator of Preston Financial Ltd., a Marysville-based Allstate Insurance agency. Preston is a 2000 graduate of Miami University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in marketing with a minor in political science.

Tracy Richardson, a Chiprock Drive resident, is the mother of three and an active community volunteer. She has an extensive military background with the U.S. Army and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for outstanding combat performance during Operation Desert Storm.

Patrick Soller, a Lone Rise Drive resident, is a senior coordinator with Honda of America research and development. He received his bachelor's degree in business management and human resources from the State University of New York and his master's degree in business administration from Franklin University.

James Taylor, a Cinnamon Drive resident, is the terminal chaplain for the Allied Automotive Group in Marysville and pastor of the New Hope Community Church. He received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Alderson-Broadus College, a master's of divinity degree from Central Baptist Theological Seminary and a master's degree in social work from West Virginia University.