One of 11 applicants for an open spot on the Lacey City Council has withdrawn his name because of health concerns.
The wife of Josip Mihelich told the city Monday that her husband would not be part of the interview process, according to city manager Greg Cuoio.
Mihelich is in the hospital, his wife confirmed during an interview today.
He was a candidate in multiple elections for Aberdeen City Council in the 1990s and twice was elected a precinct committee officer for the Democratic Party in Lacey, according to his application. He is a customer-service specialist for the state Department of Health.
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The council will interview 10 applicants during its work session Thursday. Interviews begin at 6 p.m. and are open to the public.