City Diversity Commission Chairwoman Shirley Sutton finished third in a close three-way primary behind Planning Commissioner Ian Cotton and former Councilman Jim Smith in August, 88 votes behind Smith and 92 votes behind Cotton.
has filed as a registered write-in candidate for the position that Councilwoman Kerry Lonnrgren-Dreke now holds.
will challenge former Councilwoman Ruth Ross and real estate broker Douglass Lovitt in November.
A registered write-in candidate has his
votes counted even with minor misspellings.
Still, write-in votes count only if there are enough of them to affect the outcome of the race.
To register as a write-in candidate, Sutton
paid the same $186 filng fee that she
paid to get a place on the primary ballot.
As a registered write-in candidate, she
gets no ballot access or place in the voters' pamphlet for the general election.
State law prevents any candidate who loses in a primary from running for the same position in the general election.
That "anti-sore-loser" law doesn't prevent a losing primary candidate from seeking a different position in the general election.
acknowledged that a write-in campaign is hard but said that she
supporters the effort.