The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is scheduled to consider choosing from among 22 applicants for the vacant county clerk-recorder's position whom to interview.
The interviews are scheduled to take place a week later, on Jan. 21. The supervisors' plan is to appoint a new clerk-recorder on Feb. 4.
The new clerk-recorder would succeed Joe Canciamilla, who resigned abruptly in late October, one year into his second elected four-year term.
About a week later, Canciamilla reached a settlement with the Fair Political Practices Commission on 30 counts of campaign finance violations including using $130,529 in campaign funds for personal expenses and for filing falsified records to cover it up.
Applicants to fill the post include acting clerk-recorder Deborah Cooper (who lives in Danville); former 16th District assemblywoman Catharine Baker (who lives out of the county, in Dublin); Contra Costa County Supervisor Karen Mitchoff; Concord Councilwoman Laura Hoffmeister; Martinez City Council members Mark Ross and Debra McKillop; Walnut Creek Councilman Justin Wedel; former Antioch City Councilman and current city clerk Arne Simonson; Martinez city clerk Richard Hernandez; attorney and Martinez school board trustee Deidre Siguenza; Karen Basting, BART's director of customer services; Scott Konopasek, county assistant registrar of voters; Paul Burgarino, the registrar of voters' community engagement specialist; Kristin Connelly, president and CEO of the East Bay Leadership Council; Martin Dunlap, a captain with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District; attorney Courtney O'Brien; attorney Scott Rafferty; Tina Norton, an insurance verification specialist; Herman Farmer, a CPA and finance director and risk manager; political campaign consultant Mark Friedman; Hakam Ibrahim, an administrative hearing examiner; and Elliot Meltzer, a former grocery store clerk and now a driver for Lyft and Uber.
All except Baker are Contra Costa County residents -- though Baker would have to relocate if selected as the chosen candidate must live in the county upon appointment, by law.
There isn't a set number of applicants to be selected for interviews.
Tuesday's Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the supervisors' meeting chambers at 651 Pine St. in downtown Martinez.