Gakin appointed to vacant Aberdeen City Council role

David Gakin has been appointed to a seat on the Aberdeen City Council.

Gakin, who lost the 2019 General Election for a seat on the Aberdeen City Council, has now voted to be placed into the seat he had initially ran for. 

Gakin lost by 11 votes in the election to Tiesa Meskis, who tendered her resignation in January.

At the Wednesday meeting, Gakin stated his reasons for interest in the seat primarily include his work on a neighborhood block watch and working to clean up his community and get those people causing issues the assistance they need.

In addition he said that he has hopes of assisting with bus access to children, and bringing public bathrooms to all public parks.

Council President Kati Kachman said during the meeting that Gakin was the sole applicant to fill the role.