Sal Peralta was unanimously appointed to the McMinnville City Council at special City Council Meeting held last Wednesday. The vacancy was due to the resignation of Kevin Jeffries, Councilor for Ward 1 who resigned due to personal obligations.
Mr. Peralta has been a longtime resident of McMinnville and active in the community. He is also one of the founders and the current Secretary for the Independent Party of Oregon.
Mr. Peralta is the latest but not the first, Independent Party member to hold non partisan public office.