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Ann Arbor Mayoral And City Council Primary Elections

Aug 8, 2018

Taylor Wins Ann Arbor Mayoral Primary

Incumbent Christopher Taylor fended off a challenge from sitting 4th ward city councilman Jack Eaton. Taylor received nearly 59-percent of the vote in the Democratic primary and, barring an independent challenge, will be unopposed in November.

Ann Arbor City Council Races: (All Democratic Primaries)  

1st Ward: Jeff Haynor defeated Ron Ginyard by 130-votes in the 1st ward race. Haynor  will run against a non-partisan candidate, Ryan Hughes, in November.  The winner will replace current councilmember Sumi Kailasapathy, who chose not to seek re-election.  

2nd Ward: Incumbent Kirk Westphal has lost his primary race. Former Ann Arbor Board of Education Trustee Kathy Griswold recieved 53-more votes. Griswold is unopposed by a Republican in November.

3rd Ward: Incumbent Julie Grand defeated Alice Liberson garnering over 53-percent of  the vote. Grand is unopposed by a Republican in November

4th Ward: Incumbent Graydon Krapohl  has lost his primary race. Elizabeth Nelson won the support of nealy 60 percent of voters in the ward.  Ms. Nelson will run against non-partisan candidate Joe Hood in November.

5th Ward: Incumbent Chuck Warpehoski went down to defeat, as well. Challenger Ali Ramlawi, earned 162 more votes. Ramlawi is unopposed by a Republican in November.

**Editor's Note** - (updated 08/08/2018 12:20 pm by PC) This post has been updated to reflect that non-partisan candidates will appear on the November ballot in Wards 1 and 4.

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