A source on the Ann Arbor city council confirmed for The Chronicle that city attorney Stephen Postema has told councilmembers he will not be running for a judgeship on the 22nd circuit court. Last August he’d indicated to The Chronicle that he was considering a run. ["Postema Mulling Run for Circuit Court Judge"]
As late as Jan. 23, he’d said he had not made a decision about whether to run. Had he entered the race, he would have faced competition from local attorneys Carol Kuhnke, Doug McClure and Erane Washington, who all attended a meeting of Ann Arbor city Democrats in mid-January and asked attendees for their support. Shortly after that meeting, local attorney Jim Fink issued a press release announcing he had entered the race.