The Aberdeen City Council had an empty fifth ward seat and at last night’s meeting they had two choices to fill the position, Alan Richrod, who had filled the seat after the death of former councilman John Erak and lost to the late Erak in the election, and William Simpson, the son of Mayor Bill Simpson.
William Simpson was nominated by Councilman Pete Schave and Richrod was nominated by Councilman Jim Cook. Cook stated that he thought the right choice was for Richrod partially because he ran for the seat in the election.
Multiple council members spoke on how both candidates were highly qualified and said that the decision would be a tough one. Richrod received six votes to William Simpson four and was appointed to the seat for the next two years.