Grosse Pointe Farms City Council member Joseph Leonard, has filed a complaint with the Michigan Secretary of State's Office against write-in candidate Elizabeth Vogel, according to a report in the the Detroit Free Press.
Leonard says that candidate signs must have a "paid for" notation on the sign to indicate how the signs are funded. "Hers has no identification whatsoever," Leonard said in the Free Press story. "So I sent a complaint form to the Michigan Secretary of State's Office."
"The omission of the ‘paid for…’ verbiage on my lawn signs was a simple oversight and was remedied immediately," Vogel said in a written statement.
". . . .It is time for a breath of fresh air on our City Council, where clarity and vigilant communication are the hallmark. This is what my campaign is all about. My commitment to bring these skills to Kerby Road will not be distracted by petty politics. The people of Grosse Pointe Farms deserve better.”
Vogel was spurred to launch a write-in campaign for the Farms council after the city's Her write-in campaign means there are four candidates for three seats on council.
The include Vogel, two incumbents, Leonard and Therese Joseph, who are are seeking re-election to the council, and newcomer Lev Wood.
Also in the Farms' November election, current Mayor James Farquhar is seeking re-election for the mayoral seat. He is running uncontested.
Editors note of disclosure: Elizabeth Vogel is a contributor for Grosse Pointe Patch. She writes a history column about the Grosse Pointes.