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Ten people competing to fill vacant Metro Council seat

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Ten people are competing to fill a vacant seat on Louisville's Metro Council.

The hopefuls will go before the council on Monday evening to explain why they are the best choice to fill the seat. The position became vacant following the death of former Metro Council President Jim King.

Meanwhile, the Jefferson County Democratic Party chose Pat Mulvihill to appear on the ballot in November.

The decision, which comes before the council selects a temporary replacement, is not sitting well with some, because they wanted the public to be more involved.

"Why do you just get a golden pass because you are friends with the people in this building here? It seems that sometimes we need to make hard decisions, not by helping our friends out, but what's for the greater good of this city," said Ray Barker, also known as Sir Friendly C. 

The Metro Council will vote on a temporary replacement at a council meeting scheduled for Thursday.

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