Odd man out in April election, Mission Hills’ Dan Sullivan finds himself back on council

Dan Sullivan took the oath of office after being appointed to the council just weeks after being voted out of office.
Dan Sullivan took the oath of office after being appointed to the council just weeks after being voted out of office.

On April 7, sitting Mission Hills City Councilor Dan Sullivan found himself at the bottom of a four-way race for three city council seats. Turns out, he would never have to miss a meeting as a city councilor.

Mission Hills Mayor Rick Boeshaar on Monday appointed Sullivan to fill the remainder of the term of Roy Farchmin, who was reelected in 2013 to serve a second four-year term. But Farchmin submitted a letter of resignation a couple of weeks ago citing personal family reasons, leaving the fifth seat on the Mission Hills council open.

Boeshaar on Monday also swore in two newly elected councilors, Braden Perry and Beverly Brooks.

Perry edged out Sullivan in the April election by 17 votes, putting Sullivan fourth among the tight field. No candidate received more than 30 percent of the vote nor less than 20 percent. Sitting councilor David Dickey was reelected with a field-leading 511 votes, representing 29.74 percent of the total.

Mayor Rick Boeshaar gave the oath of office to new Mission Hills councilors Braden Perry and Beverly Brooks.
Mayor Rick Boeshaar gave the oath of office to new Mission Hills councilors Braden Perry and Beverly Brooks.