November 2, 2013 12:12 pm -

twenty-pound-carpAn unlikely local candidate has emerged in Michigan:

Just take a look at one of the candidates for city council — it goes by the name Twenty Pound Carp.

Last November, the Michigan fish made a name for itself when it was removed from West Park for being “destructive” to the pond’s vegetation. At the time, the 20-pound carp was relocated to a nearby river. But it seems he had greater aspirations.

After establishing a Twitter account last year, the carp — and whoever’s behind the tongue-in-cheek account — announced its intentions to run for a seat on Ann Arbor’s city council.

When I’m elected as a write-in candidate in the Ward 4 city council race this fall, look for some awesome changes, my friend.
— Twenty Pound Carp (@TwentyPoundCarp) September 17, 2013

The carp is also using Twitter to share its campaign platform.

@ryanjstanton Main Street will be lined with shanties and low doggeries, the tanneries and sawmills on the river will thrum once more.
— Twenty Pound Carp (@TwentyPoundCarp) October 30, 2013
D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.