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A2 Mayor could be
soon missed
John Hieftje, Ann Arbor's
mayor since 2000, may leave
his position to pursue environ-
mentally-friendly legislation on
the state level.
See michigandaily.com.
City Council picks
The Daily's editorial board
endorses candidates in each of
Tuesday's contested priniary
See page 4.
As the leaves turn ...
Last week's Big Ten football
media day brought about discus-
sion of changes to the Michigan
football roster, preseason expec-
tations, conference expansion,
rule changes and
See page
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02007 The Michigan Daily
N E W S .............................................2
O PIN IO N ........................................4
C LA SSIFIED ...................................6
ARTS ..............................................9
S P O RT S .........................................11

With only Democrats in the race, three Ann
Arbor City Council seats will be decided in
Tuesday's primary elections. Seats in Wards 2
and 4 are uncontested.


Daily Staff Reporter
In Tuesday's primary election,
three Democrats are vying for the
Ann Arbor City Council's open
seat for Ward 1, the ward that con-
tains considerable parts of campus
and student neighborhoods.
Richard Wickboldt, Sabra Bri-
ere and John Roberts are pursu-
ing the position, currently held
by incumbent Robert Johnson
(D-Ward 1), who has decided not
to seek reelection.
Wickboldt, manager of the Uni-
versity's Central Power Plant and
a five-year resident of Ann Arbor,
said he decided to run for City
Council at the suggestion of many
of his friends and neighbors, who
urged him to run because of his
interest in politics.
He said there are two roles a
City Council member can play
- either act as a steward for the
citizens and their tax dollars, or
as a representative of special voter
interest groups.
Wickboldt said he strongly
believes in the former.
"I'm not bringing in my own
agenda," he said. "I just want to do
some public service."
Although Wickboldt is new
to the political arena, he said he
believes his experience managing
the power plant would provide
him with the skills to manage the
city's large budget and that his
experience with project manage-
See WARD 1, Page 2

Daily Staff Reporter
As the Ann Arbor City Coun-
cil primary election approaches,
voters in Ward 3 face a choice
between a young lawyer who has
served on the council since 2003
or a first-time candidate whose
ideas for the area led her to make
a last minute entry into the elec-
Leigh Greden (D-Ward 3) has
lived in Ann Arbor for most of his
life, and attended the city's public
and private schools as a child. He
has served on City Council since
2003 and said his actions helped
the city save $100,000 per year in
administrative costs.
Hoping to oust Greden is
Luanne Bullington, an Ann Arbor
resident for the past 15 years who
thinks her advocacy experience
will be beneficial to the city. Bul-
lington, a newcomer to city poli-
tics, decided to run just a week
before the application deadline.
Bullington was once a public
school teacher. She also served
on the Ann Arbor Transporta-
tion Authority's executive board
and worked with the Center for
Independent Living. As part of an
extensive advocacy career, Bul-
lington said she worked to break
down voting barriers that made it
more difficult for young voters to
cast ballots.
Greden has a long-time connec-
tion with Ann Arbor - his parents
See WARD, Page 3

Former Vice President and General Counsel Marvin Krislov, who will become
president of Oberlin College, speaking at his farewell reception on July 30. Read
the story online at michigandaily.com.

Daily News Editor
In Ann Arbor's Ward 5 primary
race, two candidates are vying for a
position on Ann Arbor City Council.
Incumbent Wendy Woods is cam-
paigning for the fourth time since
first being approved to the council in
2001, but faces an opponent for the
first time in this election - newcomer
Mike Anglin.
Woods is the associate director
of the University's Michigan Com-
munity Scholars Program and was
previously an LSA academic advi-
sor. She said she first got involved in
politics as a student in the School of
Natural Resources, where students
are encouraged to become involved

in communityservice.
Anglin moved to Ann Arbor in
1992 and is on the executive board of
the local chapters for the Sierra Club
See WARD 5, Page 8

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