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Leeser Registers As Write-In Candidate For Ann Arbor Council

Sep 1, 2015

Kevin Leeser filed and got approved for what's known as a "declaration of intent" of write-in candidacy. Leeser will run against candidate Chip Smith in Ann Arbor's 5th Ward city council general election in November.


The University of Michigan Hospital nurse originally tried registering as an independent candidate but didn't get enough valid signatures to do so before the 2015 primary elections held earlier this year.

Leeser believes that not enough people are running for city council. “I’m just trying to give people a choice. I think that’s the big thing. Having one person run for city council, to me, is not tolerable in this day and age,” Leeser said in an interview with WEMU news.

Chip Smith beat incumbent Mike Anglin in the primary election, and hasn't had a challenger until now.

No one else has registered as a write-in candidate.

Information about Kevin Leeser's run for city council can be found online at his website: kev4council.com

Leeser's announcement for intent to file hit social media earlier this week.
Credit Kevin Leeser / facebook/ courtesy photo
 

Okay. Its on folks. Lets make some noise!

Posted by Kevin Leeser, Pedestrian for 5th ward. Ann Arbor City Council on Friday, August 28, 2015

Jorge Avellan is WEMU's community beat reporter. Contact : 734-487-2229,  javellan@emich.edu or on Twitter @WEMU891