Political notebook: Three Republicans emerge as potential contenders for Ann Arbor City Council
Three potential Republican challengers have emerged in this year's Ann Arbor City Council races, according to records from the city clerk's office.
Republican Eric Scheie has pulled petitions to run in the 4th Ward where Democratic incumbent Marcia Higgins is up for re-election. Higgins faces no other challengers so far.
Republican David Parker has pulled petitions to run in the 3rd Ward where Democratic incumbent Stephen Kunselman is defending his seat.
Kunselman also faces two Democratic challengers — Ingrid Ault and Marwan Issa. Ault filed last week and Issa filed today.
A third Republican, Stuart Berry, has pulled petitions to run in the 5th Ward where Democratic incumbent Mike Anglin already faces Democrat Neal Elyakin, who officially filed today.
Candidates who pulled nominating petitions have until 4 p.m. Tuesday to collect and submit the required 100 signatures to the city clerk's office.
No one has come forward to challenge Democratic incumbent Sabra Briere in the 1st Ward. In the 2nd Ward, Democrat Tim Hull is challenging Democratic incumbent Stephen Rapundalo.
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