LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – More than a week after a Metro Council panel removed him, there are 19 people vying to fill Dan Johnson’s council seat.

That number represents the number of applications the clerk’s office received before 5 p.m. Tuesday. Any applications postmarked before the deadline will also be added to the list.

If the applicants meet the requirements to serve, they will be interviewed by Council President David Yates.

The council will then select a person to fill the open seat.

That decision must be made by Dec. 17.