No Challengers Yet for City Council Incumbents

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 8:30 am
Jessy Gregg

Above: Altmann, Draheim, and Meadows at City Council last night.

With fewer than 100 days left before the filing deadline, no challengers have come forward to oppose the East Lansing City Council members whose 4-year terms are up in November. Erik Altmann, Shanna Draheim, and Mark Meadows are all planning to run for re-election.

Candidates for East Lansing’s City Council have until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 to file with the City Clerk a nominating petition with 50 signatures from registered East Lansing voters and an affidavit of identity. As of this Monday morning, only Meadows and Altmann had picked up petitions. Draheim told ELi that she is planning to run but hasn’t picked up her petition yet.

City Clerk Jennifer Shuster confirmed for ELi that a third person had picked up a nominating petition. But when we followed up with him, he told ELi via Linkedin messaging that the petition was for a friend that he had hoped to convince to run, but that the friend was not persuaded.

Shuster has outlined the requirements for filing here. Anyone interested in running for City Council can obtain the necessary forms from the City Clerk’s office in City Hall between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


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