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You are Viewing an Archived IssuePosted: 10/24/12
Tignanelli 'unlikely' to run
as write-in candidate
by CHRIS GRAYBruce Township Supervisor Jim Tignanelli said despite encouragement from others, he will likely not run as a write-in candidate this November.
Observer Staff Writer
Following the August Primary, signs encouraging the election of Tignanelli have re-appeared on lawns, while letters submitted to the Observer have asked people to re-elect Tignanelli as a write-in candidate during the Nov. 6 election.
Tignanelli said he respects the people's right to speak their minds, but none of the signs nor letters were done at his request.
"The interest has come from people I have never met or known," he said. "I never thought seriously about it, but at the same time I would think `is there something here?'"
He said as of Oct. 19 he has decided not to run as a write-in candidate, but wasn't going to completely close the door. Candidates have until Oct. 26 to file as a write-in.
"At this point, I would say it's unlikely at best," he said. "I don't foresee it happening, but I can't predict what will happen next week."
Richard Cory received 52 percent of the votes during the Primary. Tignanelli received 39.8 percent of the votes.
"Richard got over 50 percent of the vote and I do respect the process," Tignanelli said.
Cory will appear on the ballot unopposed for the supervisor position since all three candidates filed as Republicans.