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November Election 2018: Elizabeth Nelson Looks Forward To Serving On New-Look Ann Arbor City Council

Nov 7, 2018

Elizabeth Nelson
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With a Tuesday night election win, Elizabeth Nelson will now represent the 4th Ward on Ann Arbor City Council.  She discusses with WEMU's David Fair how she wants to work with  with her colleagues in the term ahead. 

Haynor And Nelson Win Contested Ann Arbor City Council Races

Only two of Ann Arbor’s five wards had contested races for city council.  In the 1st Ward, Democrat Jeff Haynor defeated Ryan Hughes.  Hughes ran without party affiliation.  Haynor will occupy the chair now held by outgoing Sumi Kailasopathy.  She opted not to seek re-election.

In the 4th Ward, Democrat Elizabeth Nelson beat independent candidate Joe Hood.  Nelson will take over for Graydon Krapohl, whom she defeated in the August democratic primary.

Mayor Christopher Taylor was uncontested Tuesday and has won re-election.  Taylor defeated 4th ward city councilman Jack Eaton in the primary.  Eaton has two years left on his council term.

In the 2nd ward, newcomer Kathy Griswold has won her first term.  Griswold was unopposed Tuesday after defeating sitting councilman Kurt Westphal in the Democratic primary in August.

In Ward Three, incumbent Julie Grand will serve another four-year term.  Grand was unopposed Tuesday.

There will be a new face in the 5th Ward.  Ali Ramlawi ran unopposed Tuesday having dispatched current councilman Chuck Warpehoski in the August primary. 

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— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him at dfair@emich.edu