Ed Thompson Wins Seat Without Running

Tommy Thompson's little brother is back in politics.

Ed Thompson (search) won a spot on the Tomah City Council (search) in the spring elections without even running. He was an unofficial write-in candidate (search) and never campaigned.

He says he'll formally accept the position Friday.

Ed Thompson's background is varied. He's a former boxer, prison cook and now an aspiring stage actor. He ran for governor on the Libertarian ticket in 2002.

Thompson said his political goal is to dispense some common sense among council members.