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Daniels Among Candidates Filing to Run for Troy City Council

Former Mayor Janice Daniels is one of 11 candidates who are expected to pursue three spots on the city council.

Daniels Among Candidates Filing to Run for Troy City Council
Janice Daniels, who was elected Troy Mayor in 2011 and recalled from office less than one year later, submitted petitions on Tuesday to run for City Council in the Nov. 5 election.

Daniels was the center of controversy for nearly all of her short term in office after remarks she made as a private citizen on Facebook containing an anti-gay slur went viral in Dec. 2011.

City council meetings remained vitriolic for months afterwards, when Daniels voted against plans for the Troy Transit Center, argued with former council member and award recipient Mary Kerwin, and wrote a lengthy position paper some viewed as personally attacking city employees. Daniels was removed from office in Nov. 2012 by a 52-48 percent vote. 

Daniels is among a group of 11 who are expected to pursue three spots on the council, each with a four-year term. Candidates have until Friday to withdraw from the ballot.

Other candidates include: incumbent council members Ed Pennington and Mayor Pro Tem Wade Fleming, Olimpiu Apahidean, Steve Gottlieb, Ellen Hodorek, Thomas Kuhn, Rodger Walters, Scott Welborn, Jim Werpetinski, and Neil Yashinsky.

Council member Maureen McGinnis has stated her intention not to pursue a second term in the November election.

Daniels could not be reached for comment.

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