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Who's Running for Mayor and City Council?

There is only one competitive race on the Nov. 8 ballot for mayor or city council – in Ward 5, between Democrat Chuck Warpehoski and Independent David Silkworth. Neither the mayor nor any other city council candidate faces opposition on the ballot, and all are incumbents. (Some councilmembers had competitive races in the Aug. 2 Democratic primary, but there were no Republicans running then or on Nov. 8.) 

Below you'll find information about all candidates, because we know you'll want to learn about who you're voting for, even if you don't really have a choice of candidates on the ballot. (There might be official write-in candidates, but the deadline for filing as a write-in comes late – on Oct. 28.) 

You can check out our Voter Basics page for more details about the voting process. (If you need to see a SAMPLE BALLOTclick here.)


ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL WARD 1

OUTCOME: Sumi Kailasapathy was re-elected to Ward 1 city council with 98.53% of the vote and 53.88% voter turnout. For more results, check the Washtenaw County elections site.

Ward 1 is shaped like a butterfly, covering parts of central and northern Ann Arbor. (Click to see map of city wards.) Each of the city’s five wards is represented with two seats on an 11-member city council, which includes the mayor. Every year, one of the two seats is up for election. The terms for council seats are two years, at a salary of $16,073 annually. The council's main jobs are managing the budget, and hiring and direct oversight of two city staff positions: city administrator and city attorney.

Sumi Kailasapathy, the incumbent, was the winner of the Aug. 2 Democratic primary against Jason Frenzel and Will Leaf. There is no Republican candidate, so Kailasapathy will be the only candidate for Ward 1 city council on the Nov. 8 ballot. Click on Kailasapathy's photo to learn more.

 

ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL WARD 2

OUTCOME: Kirk Westphal was re-elected to Ward 2 city council with 98.93% of the vote and 59.65% voter turnout. For more results, check the Washtenaw County elections site.

Ward 2 covers parts of northeast, central and east Ann Arbor. (Click to see map of city wards.) Each of the city’s five wards is represented with two seats on an 11-member city council, which includes the mayor. Every year, one of the two seats is up for election. The terms for council seats are two years, at a salary of $16,073 annually. The council's main jobs are managing the budget, and hiring and direct oversight of two city staff positions: city administrator and city attorney.

Kirk Westphal, the incumbent, was unopposed in the Aug. 2 Democratic primary and there is no Republican candidate. So Westphal will be the only candidate to appear on the Nov. 8 ballot for Ward 2 city council. Click on Westphal's photo to learn more.

 

ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL WARD 3

OUTCOME: Julie Grand was re-elected to Ward 3 city council with 98.65% of the vote and voter turnout of 61.64%. For more results, check the Washtenaw County elections site.

Ward 3 covers parts of central and southeast Ann Arbor. (Click to see map of city wards.) Each of the city’s five wards is represented with two seats on an 11-member city council, which includes the mayor. Every year, one of the two seats is up for election. The terms for council seats are two years, at a salary of $16,073 annually. The council's main jobs are managing the budget, and hiring and direct oversight of two city staff positions: city administrator and city attorney.

Julie Grand, the incumbent, was unopposed in the Democratic primary and there is no Republican candidate. So Grand will be the only candidate to appear on the Nov. 8 ballot for Ward 3 city council. Click on Grand's photo to learn more.

 

ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL WARD 4

OUTCOME: Graydon Krapohl was re-elected to Ward 4 city council with 98.93% of the vote and voter turnout of 58.72%. For more results, check the Washtenaw County elections site.

Ward 4 covers parts of central, south and southwest Ann Arbor. (Click to see map of city wards.) Each of the city’s five wards is represented with two seats on an 11-member city council, which includes the mayor. Every year, one of the two seats is up for election. The terms for council seats are two years, at a salary of $16,073 annually. The council's main jobs are managing the budget, and hiring and direct oversight of two city staff positions: city administrator and city attorney.

Graydon Krapohl, the incumbent, was the winner of the Aug. 2 Democratic primary against Diane Giannola and Eric Lipson. There is no Republican candidate, so Krapohl will be the only candidate for Ward 4 city council on the Nov. 8 ballot. Click on each candidate's photo to learn more.

 

ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL WARD 5

OUTCOME: Chuck Warpehoski was re-elected to Ward 5 city council with 73.86% of the vote and voter turnout of 65.4%. For more results, check the Washtenaw County elections site.

Ward 5 covers parts of central and west Ann Arbor. (Click to see map of city wards.) Each of the city’s five wards is represented with two seats on an 11-member city council, which includes the mayor. Every year, one of the two seats is up for election. The terms for council seats are two years, at a salary of $16,073 annually. The council's main jobs are managing the budget, and hiring and direct oversight of two city staff positions: city administrator and city attorney.

Chuck Warpehoski, the incumbent, was the winner of the Aug. 2 Democratic primary against Kevin Leeser. There is no Republican candidate, but Warpehoski will face an Independent challenger – David Silkworth – for Ward 5 city council on Nov. 8. Click on each candidate's photo to learn more.