A flurry of last-day applications brought the field of folks seeking appointment to the Board of Supervisors to 16, topping the Bolkcom bar of 12 who applied in 1999.
The big name on the last day was Edgar Thornton, who appears to be the Republican Party's choice. Thornton's application was anticipated, as letters backing him were already arriving. Edgar's wife Deb is the better known to the community at large, but Edgar was an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention last year.
The rest of the field: