Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Angel Rivera To Take Smith's Seat On Council
Marion County GOP committeepersons caucused last night and chose local businessman Angel Rivera after two ballots to fill the at-large council seat vacated by Kent Smith. The crowded race featured 11 candidates. The county GOP leadership had recommended Rivera. Rivera is being sworn in by Judge David Certo this afternoon at the City-County Council. He becomes the first Republican Hispanic to serve on the council. The first Hispanic member of the council was Karen Celestino-Horseman. Councilor Jose Evans' father was Cuban.