Two Council Challenges
Independents keep election interesting.
The big fight for Ann Arbor city council seats was in August's Democratic primary: in Ward 3, Steve Kunselman edged out veteran rep Leigh Greden, while Mike Anglin convincingly defended his Fifth Ward seat. Kunselman, Anglin, and Ward 3 incumbent Stephen Rapundalo, a onetime Republican turned Democrat, will coast through the Nov. 3 election unopposed. But in Wards 1 and 4, Democratic incumbents Sabra Briere and Marcia Higgins face challengers running as independents. Both are political newcomers, and both declined to talk to the Observer in