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Ypsilanti Mayoral Race

City Of Ypsilanti Races

Aug 8, 2018
City of Ypsilanti
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1st Ward: Incumbent Nicole Brown defeated challenger Ka’Ron Gaines with nearly 64- percent support.  Brown is unopposed in November.

2nd Ward: Jennifer Symanns was unopposed in Tuesday’s primary and will remain unopposed in November.

3rd Ward: Anthony Morgan defeated Adam Gainsley with nearly 65-percent of the vote.  Morgan will face Desirae Simmons, a non-partisan candidate, in the November general election.

Mayoral Race: 2nd Ward city councilmember Beth Bashert was unopposed in the Tuesday Democratic primary and therefore, by ordinance, did not appear on the ballot. She will face three non-partisan challengers in the November general election, Anne Brown (write in only), Adrienne Hirschfelder, and Jack Szkutnik. Current Ypsilanti Mayor, Amanda Edmonds, chose not to run for re-election.

**Editor's Note**: (08/08/2018 12:15pm by PC) This article has been edited to correct mistakes in both the Mayoral and 3rd Ward coverage.  The Mayoral Race includes Adrienne Hirschfelder, a non-partisan candidate.  The 3rd Ward race includes Desirae Simmons, a non-partisan candidate.

Bob Eccles

The three Ypsilanti mayoral candidates addressed a packed house Monday night at the downtown library branch.

Among the questions the candidates addressed at the public forum was how to tackle the Water Street debt that threatens to swamp the city's financial boat. 

Amanda Edmonds launches Ypsilanti Mayoral Bid

Feb 11, 2014
Bob Eccles

Growing Hope Executive Director Amanda Edmonds Tuesday night launched her bid to become Ypsilanti's next mayor with a party for supporters in Depot Town.

Edmonds said she believes her leadership skills are what the city needs to help it to continue to move forward.

Among those in attendance was current Mayor Paul Schreiber, who has announced he won't seek re-election.

Also on hand were former Mayor Cheryl Farmer and Washtenaw County Commissioners Yousef Rabhi and Conan Smith.