Nineteen people met the noon deadline today to apply for the District 4 Mobile County Board of School Commissioner’s seat, which will be vacated by Levon Manzie, when he is sworn in as the new District Two Mobile City Councilperson on Monday, Nov. 4.

 The board will interview all of the applicants Nov. 6 and 7. They have tentatively set a special meeting to address the nominations on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at noon.

The current board will select the next member, which is state law and has been done before when Fleet Belle and Judy Stout were placed on the school board. The current board is comprised of District Five commissioner William C. Foster, who also serves as president, District Four and vice president Reginald A. Crenshaw, as well as L. Douglas Harwell, Jr. (District One) and Don Stringfellow (District Two).

The new commissioner will serve until 2014. School board commissioners serve six-year terms. Manzie defeated Belle in 2008.

The applicants are as follows:

Ralph A. Altice

Robert Battles, Sr.

Kim K. Boone

Jacqueline Bridgeforth

John Thomas Burroughs

Lakeshia Dotson

Harrietta Eaton

Lynda Finley

Jeffery Ray Jones

Marilyn C. King

T. Ryan McKee

Erica Perkins

Alberta N. Richardson

Tracie Roberson

John C. Russell, Jr.

Milton E. Saffold

David Sank

Jamelle K. P. Wiliams

Barja A. Wilson