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One hundred and one years of editorial freedom
volume C11, No. 4SAnAbr ihigan ensa, May 27,19 19 h Micia Daily

POLITICS IN THE AIR
Tantervies 'U' alumna Laro to see
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dis
nod in US.
House race
by Margo Baumgart
After25years attheUniver-
sity, political science Prof.
RaymondTanterhasdecidedto
practice what he teaches.
Tanter announced his can-
didacy for theRepublicannomi-
nation for a U.S. House of Rep-
resentatives seat April 22. The
sat Tanter is running for -
Michigan'snew l3thdistrict-
includes the townships of Ann
Arbor, Augusta, Salem, Supe-
rior, and Ypsilanti and was cre-
ated as a result of recent redis-
tricting laws.
Entering the House race is
not Tanter's first move into the
political arena. During the
Reagan administration, Tanter
served as a National Security
Council staffer and acted as a
Secretar of Defense represen-
tative to arms control talks.
Tanter was also a Middle
East analyst for Detroit's
WXYZ-TV during the Gulf
War.
Tanter said he decided to
enter the election at such a late
date becausehispoliticalagenda
will benefit the community. "I
believe ideas have conse-
quences and I want to serve the
public with my ideas on choice
and growth," he said.
Tanter indicated his cam-
paign platform is based on ideas
for broadening choices for
Americans in areas of health
care insurance, children's edu-
cational programs, housing op-
tions, and women's reproduc-
tive rights.
As a pro-choice advocate,
Tanter said his stance on repro-
ductive issues separates him
fromhisRepublicanchallenger,
Senator Robert Geake (R-
Northville),whosupportsabor-
tion restrictions.

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Tanter
Tanter also advocates capi-
tal gains tax reductions and free
and fair trade in order to create
more jobs for Americans. He
said he believes more progress
can be made through empower-
ment of the people, rather than
through dependence on entitle-
ment programs.
Although Tanter has strong
ideas, the primary looks to be a
tough race. Tanter says he wel-
comesthecompetitionfromvet-
eran challenger Geake, who has
servedas aMichiganStateSena-
tor for 20 years.
Sen. Geake said he does not
feel seriously threatened by
Tanter's bid for the House seat.
"I feel quite confident that I will
be nominated in the primary,"

by Lauren Demer
Daily Staff Reporter
University alumna Nancy
Laro announced yesterday her
candidacy to seek the Republi-
can nomination for the Univer-
sity Board of Regents at the Re-
publican State Convention in
August.
Laro - who has served on
the Undergraduate Admissions
Office staff as a member of the
President's Club, and as a board
memberoftheFaculty Women's
Club - said her 20 years of
involvement have given her a
"strong affection for the Univer-
sity."
"Right now, at the board
level, I think there is a need for
some fresh,vigorous ideas," she
said. "I don't believe that a
regent's job is to come with an
agenda. I believe it is to come
withavision and withpolicies to
be implemented."
Laro said she wants to make
a priority one idea currently be-
ing explored - a building de-
signed for undergraduates, par-
ticularly first- and second-year
students. This area would allow
students totake classesand have
access to academic counselors
and to lounges.
"It would be a centrally-lo-
cated place for all undergradu-
ates to come together," she said.
"I think it would help eliminate
polarizationon campusandmake

Former University student and staff member Nancy Laro
won Gov. John Engler's endorsement for regent.

students more responsive toone
another."
She said the goal is to have
the comfort of smaller programs
such as the Residential College
or the Pilot Program, but not to
limit it to LSA students.
Laro said she believes the
University does not emphasize
undergraduate education as
much as graduate programs or
recognize the differing needs of
these students.
"The sense of community is
not as strong because the Uni-
versity is so large," she said.

"We reward professors for re-
search, but many would volun-
teer to teach undergraduates.
They just need to be asked."
Although Laro will be chal-
lenging twoincumbents-Neil
Nielsen (R-Brighton) and
Veronica Smith (R-Grosse Ile)
- at the Republican Conven-:
tion, she said responses from
Republican leaders at recent
dinnershave been,"warm,kind,
and overwhelmingly support-
ive."
UponLaro'sannouncement
See LARo, Page 2

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Geake said. Rackham student Dolgon Joins
. Due to his local familiarity,
Tanter may have the suppof racefor County Commissioner
many Republicans inthAn
Arbor area. by Joey Barker American Culture, Dolgon has organizers.
Daily Staff Reporter worked as a teaching assistant Homeless activi
Felipe Paez, an LSA senior While University graduate for several years. ened torun a candida
and former student of Tanter, student Corey Dolgon may be Dolgon said he decided to current County Com
said, "I think Tanter will be a the underdog in his bid for the run for commissioner "reluc- Meri Lou Murrayi
successful candidate because he county commissioner's seat,he tantly." He added,"I'm a pretty not change her pa
has th charisma togetpeopletois certainly no stranger to poli- reluctant politician. But I'mnot wards the homeless
listen and the perseverance to ics - especially political ac- reluctant about being involved in Ann Arbor. After
gis an ep"tivism. in political struggles." to change her policie
get things done." Dolgon has been a grad stu- In the past Dolgon has been decided to run.
TheRepublicancandidate fordent here for the past five-and- an active protester of campus Althoughrunnin
Tichi 3hDsbrictilbefra-half years, and has lived in deputization and the Persian missioner was nots
Michigan's l3thDistrictwill be Ann Arbor for seven. While Gulf War, and he is presently Dolgon had counte
elected in the Aug. 4 primary. pursuing a doctoral degree in working with Salvation City See DOLG(

sts threat-
ate against
missioner
if she did
sition to-
s problem
she failed
s,Dolgon
g forcom-
something
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