Newcombe Clark ended speculation this morning about whether he would submit petitions to run as an independent candidate for the Ward 5 Ann Arbor city council seat currently held by Carsten Hohnke. His petitions submitted to the clerk’s office Tuesday morning [July 13] have not yet been officially checked by the clerk’s office staff. Once they are validated, it will ensure the November contest in Ward 5 is a three-way race among a Democrat, a Republican, and an independent. Contesting the Democratic primary on Aug. 3 are Hohnke and challenger Lou Glorie. Uncontested in the Republican primary is John Floyd.