LOWELL — Three city councilors had all five of the applicants they selected to receive interviews chosen as finalists for the city manager’s position, according to the interview lists provided to The Sun Friday morning.
Here is whom each councilor selected as finalists:
Corey Belanger: Balukonis, Graczykowski, Keyes, Murphy, Ramirez
Mayor Rodney Elliott: Graczykowski, Keyes, Murphy, Ramirez
Ed Kennedy: Balukonis, Keyes, Murphy, Ramirez
John Leahy: Ramirez
Bill Martin: Graczykowski, Keyes, Murphy, Ramirez
James Milinazzo: Balukonis, Bruner, Keyes, Murphy, Ramirez
Rita Mercier: Balukonis, Keyes, Murphy, Ramirez
Dan Rourke: Keyes, Murphy, Ramirez
William Samaras: Balukonis, Bruner, Keyes, Murphy, Ramirez
What did we learn? We learned that you want to be in any March Madness pool that John Leahy’s in. I’m told by sources that he also had Boston College and Worcester State making it to the Sweet Sixteen, which would be impressive because I’m pretty sure Worcester State is in Division 3.
In fairness to Leahy though, at least he filled out his own bracket.