Ann Arbor's Ned Staebler files signatures, making bid for Michigan state rep official
Ned Staebler filed paperwork with the Washtenaw County Clerk's Office today to put his name on the ballot for state representative in Michigan’s 53rd District.
Staebler, a Democrat, collected and submitted more than 200 signatures from area residents. He said signature collection was another aspect of his campaign’s field operation, which has knocked on the doors of 6,500-plus likely primary voters.
“I’m very proud of the grassroots support my fellow citizens showed me throughout this process,” Staebler said. “I’m a firm believer that anyone who wants to get elected to any office has to make engaging voters on the issues they care about a central focus of their campaign, and collecting these signatures was a great way to do exactly that.”
Staebler is facing off against Washtenaw County Commissioner Jeff Irwin, also a Democrat, for the seat being vacated by state Rep. Rebekah Warren.
Staebler is currently a vice president at the Michigan Economic Development Corp., where he administers the state's 21st Century Jobs Fund, a 10-year, $2 billion initiative to transform Michigan's economy.
He lives in Ann Arbor’s Fourth Ward with his wife Annie and 2-year-old son Teddy.
For more information on Staebler, visit www.nedstaebler.com.
For information about Irwin's campaign, visit http://voteirwin.com.