The Two-Man Judge Race
Nov. 4 election
One election this year won't be touched by the expected tidal wave of Democratic voters turning out to support Barack Obama: the contest for Fifteenth District judge. The successor to retiring judge Ann Mattson will be elected in a nonpartisan vote.
August's primary cut the field from four people to two: Chris Easthope, who's represented the Fifth Ward on city council since 2000, and Washtenaw County first assistant prosecutor Eric Gutenberg, who's been with the prosecutor's office since 1989.