More Ann Arbor City Council candidates file as Tuesday deadline approaches
With Tuesday's filing deadline only days away, candidates for the Ann Arbor City Council are lining up and making their campaigns official.
They're both seeking the 5th Ward seat being vacated by Democratic incumbent Carsten Hohnke, who announced recently he won't seek re-election.
Council Member Tony Derezinski, D-2nd Ward, and his Democratic challenger, Sally Hart Petersen, both filed and have their campaigns in full swing.
Hieftje filed Friday.
Sumi Kailasapathy, who is running as a Democrat for the 1st Ward seat being vacated by Democratic incumbent Sandi Smith, filed on Monday. Her potential opponent, Democrat Eric Sturgis, pulled petitions on Monday but hasn't yet filed.
"Her personal commitment to the community and to open and transparent government is outstanding," Anglin said in an endorsement statement. "Her professional skill as a CPA would be very advantageous to City Council."
Council Member Christopher Taylor, D-3rd Ward, filed to seek re-election on April 30 and doesn't yet appear to have a challenger. However, records from the clerk's office show Howard, who plans on running for mayor, also pulled petitions to possibly run against Taylor.
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