Attorney and Stanford graduated Abe Gupta was appointed to the Dublin City Council at a special meeting Tuesday night.
The council voted 3-1, with councilman Kevin Hart dissenting, to appoint Gupta and he was sworn into office after the vote. He takes Rep. Eric Swalwell's old seat and his term runs through 2014.
He beat out nine other applicants for the position, including Dublin Planning Commissioners Ramit Kohli and Tara Bhuthimethee and three candidates who ran for City Council last year, Doreen Wehrenberg, Anita Carr and Shawn Costello.
Gupta is a Dublin resident and according to his LinkedIn page, is a trustee for the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District and a law professor at San Francisco Law School.
A reception is being planned for Mr. Gupta prior to the commencement of the March 5 City Council meeting. The public is invited to attend.
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