Ann Arbor Area Community News
It appears to be that time of the year again, when local candidates start lining up for the August joust.
According to the Ann Arbor News, three candidates have signed up to run for Mayor Pro Tem Chris Easthope’s Council seat, as he seeks a district court position:
Council seats currently held by Ron Suarez (D-1st), Joan Lowenstein (D-2nd), Stephen Kunselman (D-3rd), and Margie Teall (D-4th) are also up for election this year.
Mayor John Hieftje (see also previous campaign site) will be challenged in the August Democratic primary by last cycle’s write-in candidate Tom Wall, who appears to be the first candidate with a campaign site for the year. The winner will be challenged by Eric Plourde, a sophomore PoliSci student at Michigan running as a Libertarian.
The news notes that all eleven Washtenaw County Commission seats are up for election this year, but I don’t know of any competitions yet. Three Ypsilanti City Council seats are up for election, also without any competition yet. The Ypsilanti Township Supervisor’s race, however, already has four potential candidates, including incumbent Supervisor Ruth Ann Jamnick, Washtenaw County Commission Karen Lovejoy Roe, Township Clerk Brenda Stumbo, and Township Trustee Dave Ostrowski.
The deadline to file for the August primary election is May 13, still two months away.
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