If you're not entirely satisfied with your choices on Tuesday's ballot, there's another Ann Arbor City Council candidate fishing for your vote.
A 20-pound carp pulled from a pond in West Park and released into the Huron River last November is waging a quixotic write-in campaign.
The self-described bottom feeder is making his platform known via social media, tweeting about plans to "bring back the tanneries," launch "high-rise developer reeducation camps," and, of course, add more bike lanes.
He says he's focusing his campaign efforts on the 4th Ward, where Democrat Jack Eaton is the only candidate on the ballot, but he can't help it if his supporters stray across borders and write in "Twenty Pound Carp" in other wards.
He considers himself an at-large candidate.
Workers from the city's Natural Areas Preservation program removed the large fish from the small pond in West Park last year because it was destroying the ecosystem, a reputation the slippery candidate is still trying to overcome.
Twenty-pound carp vows to lobby for continuous public commentary at meetings, even during council deliberations and after council adjourns.
He's also casting a line to critics of the Downtown Development Authority.
Twenty-pound carp also isn't hesitant to admit he's interested in turning back the clock to simpler times.
"Developers have been allowed to run amok," says the 20-pound carp. "I will aggressively return Ann Arbor to its Golden Age, viz. 1837.
"Main Street will be lined with shanties and low doggeries, the tanneries and sawmills on the river will thrum once more."
Eaton said he welcomes the competition from the 20-pound carp in Tuesday's election.
"I'm amused," he said. "I have a sense of humor and I think it's funny. I consider a 20-pound carp to be a substantial opponent and I wish him the best."
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source: Michigan Live has lots of screenshots of 20 pound Carp's campaign tweets
Twenty Pound Carp's Twitter account