Marte to Challenge Chin for City Council Seat in November General Election

Posted on: October 4th, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The scrappy campaign of Chris Marte might be down, but it’s not out. We got word yesterday that the fight against incumbent Councilwoman Margaret Chin for the District 1 seat is still alive.

The rebound is owed to a fluke of voting. What the campaign has called a “unicorn” event. Basically, six registered Independence Party voters penciled in Marte’s name as a write-in candidate on primary day. The ballots were enough to secure the party line. Talk about granular.

“Even though we didn’t campaign to get this party’s endorsement or line on the general election ballot, my name will be there,” Marte told us in an email.

Chin maintained a narrow, 207-vote margin over Marte in the Democratic primary last month. Aaron Foldenauer, whose spoiling 6% take stung Marte’s chances of winning, is also expected to be in the mix.

“54% of the community expressed their desire for change, and I see it as my obligation to that majority to continue to the general,” Marte stated in a public release.

 

Voters will have a chance to decide on November 7.

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