11/07/2011 01:04 pm ET Updated Jan 07, 2012

Homeless But Not Aimless, Orleans Runs For Council

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.

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