Marysville residents will see a familiar face on city council April 28, when former council president Ed Pleasant will be sworn in to fill the remainder of Mayor John Gore's seat.

Marysville residents will see a familiar face on city council April 28, when former council president Ed Pleasant will be sworn in to fill the remainder of Mayor John Gore's seat.

With Gore sworn in as mayor last week, the six remaining council members voted to appoint Pleasant during a special council meeting April 21. Pleasant was selected from a field of four applicants, which included Larry Amrine, Scott Zwiezinski and Bernard Rausch Jr.

The council went through two rounds of voting before Pleasant was selected; four votes were needed to appoint someone to the vacant seat.

Council president Nevin Taylor said the decision was difficult.

"The other three candidates, there was nothing preventing them from being a councilman; they all have great qualities," he said. "But we're looking forward to the experience that Ed brings to the table."

Pleasant served on Marysville's council for six years, from 2002 to 2008, serving as president and chairing several committees.

Pleasant said he had decided to put his name in for consideration so he could see to fruition a few city projects he had helped plan years ago.

"I've been off council for about three years, but I was involved in some of the major projects, like the wastewater facility and the reservoir, so there's still some unfinished business for me," Pleasant said. "I want to make sure, especially with the current financial situation, that the city still does its fiscal responsibility to the citizens. I enjoyed being on council, and I think I learned a lot, so I hope I bring some immediacy to the council and can jump right in."

Pleasant currently works for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, where he conducts career counseling. He is a retired high school principal, having served as principal at both Marysville High School and Fairbanks High School.

Pleasant will be sworn in by the mayor immediately prior to council's regular meeting April 28.

The at-large seat on council Pleasant will occupy has three years remaining on its term. Pleasant will serve on the council until the general election in November, when he would have to run for election to continue on council. Pleasant said he hasn't decided whether he would run for election in the fall.