7 Candidates File for 4 Library Board Seats

Seven candidates will be on the ballot for the Nov. 4 election to the Ann Arbor District Library board of trustees. The filing deadline was Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. Four of those candidates – incumbents Barbara Murphy, Jan Barney Newman and Edward Surovell – as well as former Washtenaw County commissioner Vivienne Armentrout, will vie for three four-year terms. Three candidates will contest one two-year term: Nancy Kaplan, Lyn Powrie Davidge and incumbent Carola Stearns. Terms for the three other current board members – Rebecca Head, Margaret Leary and Prue Rosenthal – expire in 2012.

An information session for candidates will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 6-7 p.m. at the downtown library, 343 S. Fifth Ave. in the third-floor freespace room.