(CBS) – Sixty-five people have applied for the 7th Ward aldermanic seat recently vacated by Sandi Jackson.

The catch: only 53 of them have been verified to live in the South Side ward. Another 12 applicants live outside the boundaries and won’t be considered, Mayor Emanuel’s office announced Monday after the deadline to apply had passed.

Emanuel is appointing a commission with people from the South Shore community to submit a list of three finalists for him to consider.

He says he wants to have the new alderman sworn in by mid-February.

Jackson resigned her post earlier this month, citing personal and family issues. Her husband is ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., whose once-promising political career was scuttled by medical and legal problems.

Here are the names of the 53 eligible hopefuls, released by City Hall:


Tennesha Frierson

Natashia Holmes

Kenisha Clorinda Davis

Roberta S. Howard

Carl L. Bibbs

Bernie Riley

Walonza Lee

Lionell Romeo Martin Sr.

Jesse L. Harley

Thesby Douglas

Lanita Ross

Margie Reid

Pauline Lee

John Hayes

Leori Moore

Joseph Moseley II

Greg Mitchell

Change Hamilton-Hayyim

Glen Harston

William Taylor

Lorse Sizer

Leticia B. Ransom

George Pruitt III

Mia Henry

Leanne Theresa Muller-Wharton

Marja Ann Stanford Leak

Vicky Michelle Wooten

Sidney Howard Brooks III

William Campbell King Jr.

Benjamin Boone

Jaqueline Harris

LaMeise Turner

Flora Digby

David Lee

Fareeda Watson

Scott Onque

Jesse Pettway

Brittney Stinson

Frances Pratt

Quentin Scott

Dennis McCullum

Jason Bertrand

Andria Blackburn

Carlos Maxwell

Michele Kroeger

Lashonda Flowers

Dorian Myrickes

Mark Wallace

Joyce Brown

Marcus Wolfe

Deveree Greenwood

Charles McMillan

Clara Hubbard

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