It looks like Sam Ekong will be the new face on Northville's city council.
This will be Ekong's first time running for city council, although he does have experience in politics. He serves as a trustee for the Northville Democratic Club.
Mayor Chris Johnson and Mayor Pro tem Jim Allen also announced that they will run again. In addition to their seats, there is a third spot up for re-election.
Ekong is running for the seat vacated by Councilwoman Michele Fecht, who has served Northville for two terms and decided not to run again in the fall. Fecht has been a City of Northville resident since 1986. She has also become quite the expert on the city's history during her research for publication of the book “Images of America: Northville."
All candidates submitted signatures of at least 50 registered voters in the city, as well as other affidavits and documents, in order to qualify. The mayor position is a two-year term commitment while council members serve four-year terms.
Any write-in candidates will have to file by Oct. 25 through a declaration of intent form, which is available at the Northville City Clerk’s office or online. Until then, City of Northville residents can welcome Sam Ekong as their newest representative.