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Ann Arbor Primary Elections: Chip Smith Beats 5th Ward Incumbent Mike Anglin

Aug 5, 2015

Chip Smith celebrates his 5th Ward win at Arbor Brewing Company
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Voters in Ann Arbor's 5th Ward have decided to send Chip Smith  to city council. Smith beat the incumbent, Mike Anglin by more than 300 votes. 

There will be a change on Ann Arbor City Council come November.  5th  Ward Incumbent Mike Anglin did not get enough votes to beat his opponent.  Professional planner Chip Smith is a step closer to becoming an member of Ann Arbor City Council.  Voters in the 5th Ward gave Smith a margin of victory of more than 300 votes.  Smith celebrated the  victory at the Arbor Brewing Company where he said, voters are tired of seeing a divided city council.

Anglin's term will end after the November General election. Smith does not face a challenger in the November election, effectively winning a two-year term on council with Tuesday night's victory.

Jorge Avellan is WEMU's community beat reporter. Contact : 734-487-2229,  javellan@emich.edu or on Twitter @WEMU891 

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