Former Laurel-area state Sen. John Giannetti is looking to reenter politics with a bid for the Annapolis City Council.
Giannetti and three other candidates—Tracy McGranaghan, Jared Littmann and Arnold Smith—are competing for the Ward 5 seat, which was left vacant by the resignation of first-term Alderman Mathew Silverman.
Because the 2013 election is less than a year away, the Annapolis Democratic Central Committee will pick a successor to fill the post.
Giannetti represented District 21—which includes parts of Prince George's County and Anne Arundel County—from 2003 to 2007. After one term, he was defeated in the 2006 Democratic primary by future state Sen. James Rosapepe.
Giannetti later switched parties and ran for the seat as a Republican, but Rosapepe beat Giannetti again in the general election. He returned to the Democratic Party in 2007 and has worked as an attorney in Annapolis ever since.
Giannetti also represented District 13B as a state delegate from 1999 to 2003.
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