Gawlas not a write-in candidate for Ward 2

October 24, 2008 by  
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John Gawlas, Ypsilanti City Council (Dem, Ward 2)

John Gawlas

Despite reports that had been swirling around for weeks, John Gawlas (Dem, Ward 2) is not a write-in candidate for Ypsilanti City Council on the city’s westside.

Gawlas, a 3-term, 12-year incumbent was defeated by Mike Bodary (Dem) in the August Democratic Primary. Bodary will not face a challenger in November.

According to both the County and City Clerk offices, no candidates had filed for write-in status in the City of Ypsilanti as of the 4pm Friday deadline.

In Ward 1, two-term incumbent Lois Richardson (Dem) has an independent challenger Mike Bugard. Bugard, has not been seen campaigning and unconfirmed reports that he no longer lives in the ward. Bugard has not returned a call from

In Ward 3, in a open seat vacated by Brian Filipiak (Dem) who has decided to not run for a second term, there are three contenders. Former Mayor Pete Murdock (Dem) who won the August Democratic Primary over Rod Johnson (Dem) has two challengers, Mike Eller and Ted Windish both listed as independents. However, while Eller is running as an independent, he is chairman of the America First Party of Michigan, an ultra-conservative party that first registered with the Secretary of State in February 2008.

One office that does have a write-in is for Ypsilanti District Library Board. Audrey Tisdale filed her paper work this week. Tisdale lives in Ypsilanti Township and has been a registered voter since 2002. Four others are already on the ballot for four open positions. They are Brian Steimel, Kay Williams, Jean Winborn, Jim Vick. The top four in vote count will hold seats on the library board.

Here is a complete list of write-in candidates in Washtenaw County

State Representative – 52nd District
Tom Partridge 4220 Eyrie Dr. Apt. 14
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-929-0769

Dexter Village Clerk
Carol J. Jones 7545 Third St.
Dexter, MI 48130 734-426-8114

Pittsfield Township Supervisor
Christina L. Lirones 151 E. Textile Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 734-944-0639

Pittsfield Township Clerk
Karen Zera 5635 Thomas Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 734-973-0280

Pittsfield Township Treasurer
Feliziana Meyer 6767 Robison
Saline, MI 48176 734-316-2332

Pittsfield Township Trustee
Kenneth Brostrom 314 Tamarack Dr.
Saline, MI 48176 734-429-2127
Andrea Urda-Thompson 7760 Crane
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-434-7654

Ypsilanti Township Park Commissioner
Marsha Lathiun 828 Cliffs Dr., 301 E
Ypsilanti, MI 48198 734-485-6067
Lonnie Scott 550 Kennedy Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198 734-323-6028
Charles Taylor 8783 Aqua Ln.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-879-0704

Ypsilanti District Library Board
Audrey Louise Tisdale 5900 Bridge Rd, Apt. 502
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-478-2816


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