Perennial candidate Don Allensworth filed Wednesday to run as a write-in candidate for one of the five Hagerstown City Council seats open in next Tuesday's general election.
Allensworth, a Democrat, refused to talk to a reporter on the telephone.
He beat the deadline Wednesday afternoon and was the only person to file as a write-in candidate, said City Clerk Gann Breichner.
Breichner said his filing did not require a petition. A petition is required only for Independent candidates and must be filed before the primary election with the signatures of 3 percent of registered voters.
Among the offices Allensworth has run for in the past: state senate, 1990; U.S. Senate and U.S. president, 1992; Hagerstown mayor, 1993; Maryland governor, 1994; and U.S. House of Representatives, 1996.