2022 Election Results: Ypsilanti Mayor and City Council Races
Ypsilanti voters have selected Nicole Brown to serve as the city’s next Mayor. The Brown currently serves as a 1st Ward city councilmember. She took 76-percent of the vote in a three-way Race. She defeated Non-partisan candidate Amber Fellows and Libertarian Mark Alan King. Brown will take over for outgoing Mayor Lois Richardson, whom she defeated in the August primary. Brown will serve a four-year term.
There were two city council races in Ypsilanti’s 1st Ward. Michelle (Me’ Chelle) King garnered nearly 93-percent of the vote in defeating Brian Jones-Chance. He was appointed to a 1st Ward seat in 2020 by Mayor Lois Richardson. Jones-Chance failed to turn in ballot petitions by the deadline so had to appear as a write-in.
The partial term in the 1st Ward will be filled by Roland Tooson. He was unopposed for a term that will end in November of 2024.
Jennifer Symanns was unopposed for the 2nd Ward council seat on Tuesday.
And Democrat Desirae Simmons won nearly 76-percent voter support in defeating Independent Ashanti Allona Harris for a four-year term representing the 3rd Ward.
Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support. Make your donation to WEMU today to keep your community NPR station thriving.