GREENBELT, Md. -- William Orleans may not have a home, but all he is really vying for is a seat.
Though homeless, Orleans believes he has every right to run for city council in Greenbelt, Maryland. After having his candidate's application rejected three times--in 2011, he's finally made the ballot--the only challenger to seven incumbents.
"I'm homeless, I'm not aimless," Orleans said. He thinks his qualifications to run shouldn't be based on him having a place to lock up at night.
He appears anything but drifting when it comes to city council. City Clerk Cindy Murray confirmed he attends almost all its meetings.