Tucson's Ward 2 appointee will face big challenges

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Tuesday night, Tucson's Ward 2 will once again have representation on the city council.  Eleven people have said they are interested in the seat Rodney Glassman gave up to run for the U.S. Senate.

Rodney Glassman resigned from his Ward 2 council seat on April 6th.

Now, the council has one more day before they have to choose his replacement.

Last week, six of the 11 applicants addressed the mayor and council during the regular session.

This is only the 12th time since the Tucson city charter was written in 1929 that the council has had to appoint one of its own.

The last person appointed was Michael Crawford 15 years ago.

Crawford said the entire process took about a month and a half before the council selected him.

And he says the appointment is especially important considering the state of the city budget, "I don't envy the person that's going to step into this job because they're gonna be walking right into a huge budget deficit that they've gotta deal with."