Candidate declared bankruptcy in 2003
A candidate for the Ward 2 position in this year's City Council election was granted bankruptcy protection in 2003.
Mike Howell filed for bankruptcy in January 2003, listing assets of $225,184 and liabilities of $225,405. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved the Chapter 7 filing in May 2003.
Howell, who will be on Tuesday's primary ballot, said he sought protection from creditors as a result of mounting medical bills after suffering a series of heart attacks.
"It sure wasn't something that was done lightly," he said.
Court records were checked for other candidates involved in Tuesday's Ward 2 primary election. David Anaya was involved in a divorce action, but the Current found no other civil filings for the past decade involving him or incumbent Andi Pawlowski. None of the candidates had been named in any criminal filings.