Charles “Chip” Smith to File as Ward 5 Write-In

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.


  1. October 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm | permalink

    Back when The Chronicle covered University of Michigan board of regents meetings (two years ago), Chip Smith addressed the regents on the topic of the Krause lot lighting, and his remarks were logged in the report along with the rest: [link]

  2. November 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm | permalink

    See additional coverage of this race on WEMU: [link].