Petitions Pulled in Birmingham, Still Time to Run for Commission
Birmingham, MI- As of May 3 only one candidate has pulled petitions so far to run for the Birmingham City Commission – incumbent Carroll DeWeese.
Additionally, a Library Board candidate – Jennifer Wheeler – has not only pulled petitions, but turned them in and successfully qualified for the Nov. 5, 2019 race. Wheeler is not currently on the board.
The filing deadline is 4pm on Jan. 23. Interested candidates must turn in not less than 25 signatures and not more than 50. Petitions can be picked up at the City Clerk office in City Hall at 151 Martin Street. Along with the petition, potential candidates get an instruction sheet with more details about the timeline, requirements for valid signatures, etc.
Requesting petitions does not always mean that the person is going to run. There is the possibility that they will fall short in collecting signatures, or otherwise be disqualified. Or they may simply decide not to.
For more info check out the City of Birmingham website.
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This story will be updated as more information becomes available.