Government & Politics

Finalists nominated in KC to replace Michael Brooks

A citizens committee has recommended three finalists to replace Michael Brooks, who resigned as Kansas City’s 5th District council representative.

The committee selected Rianna Deselich, Cokethea Hill and Ruth Turner out of a dozen applicants for the vacancy.

The City Council is scheduled to interview the finalists and choose Brooks’ replacement on Thursday. That person will serve until a new City Council takes office Aug. 1. None of the finalists is running in this year’s council elections.

Lynn Horsley,