On June 23rd, I was asked to run for City Council in the town where I live, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Needless to say, I have been busy. However, I have to tell you that this somewhat quixotic run for city office has been immense fun. It has also made me realize that the work I’ve been doing on Adjunct Advocate and on issues that impact part-time faculty have prepared me well for this opportunity.
Our incumbent Council member was forced to withdraw from the race, and local democratic officials, as well as other City Council members and neighbors asked if would like to take a stab at a write-in campaign. I had one day to decide. I spoke to my family, and thought carefully about the time commitment. I would have to spend a solid month working to pass out literature, meet some of the 1,500 voters who typically cast ballots in the August primary, and run a campaign in one month while the other candidate has had six months to prepare.
Fortunately, there have been people to help, including the incumbent, as well as people who have done this sort of thing before. When asked by a local
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