Voters in Ann Arbor’s Ward 5 city council election on Nov. 5, 2013 will have a choice of an additional write-in candidate: Charles “Chip” Smith. The Ward 5 resident set up a Write in Chip Facebook page announcing his candidacy on Oct. 23.
The deadline for filing a declaration of write-in candidacy is Oct. 25. Responding to an emailed query from The Chronicle, Smith indicated he plans to file the necessary paperwork this afternoon, on Oct. 24.
Smith is a municipal planner in Wade Trim’s environmental design and planning group. He holds a masters degree in landscape architecture from the University of Michigan. [More background on ArborWiki]
Already filed as a write-in candidate for Ward 5 is Thomas Partridge. The only candidate on the ballot for Ward 5 is Democratic incumbent Mike Anglin, who is seeking to serve his fourth two-year term on the council since he was first elected in 2007.