Ann Arbor Mayor
Christopher Taylor is an attorney with the law firm of Hooper Hathaway, focusing on business/commercial law and estate planning. He has served one term as mayor of Ann Arbor since November 2014, after winning a 4-way Democratic primary. He was unopposed in the Aug. 2, 2016 Democratic primary and is facing no opponents on Nov. 8.
Prior to becoming mayor he was a three-term member of the Ann Arbor city council, representing Ward 3 from November 2008 to November 2014. Aside from his initial race in the August 2008 Democratic primary against Stephen Kunselman, Taylor ran unopposed in each subsequent primary and general election for Ward 3. In his role on council, Taylor has served on other city boards and commission, including the Ann Arbor park advisory commission and the Ann Arbor greenbelt advisory commission. Among his recent votes on council, Taylor cast the sole vote against the city’s deer cull but did not use his veto power. (A mayoral veto would have forced the council to take an additional vote supported by an eight-vote majority, in order to sustain the council's initial decision.)
Taylor holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan, including a J.D. from the UM Law School. He is an active member of the Ann Arbor performing arts community, and has performed in the Burns Park Players musicals. He, his wife Eva Rosenwald and two children live in the Burns Park neighborhood.
Christopher Taylor: In The News
No Contest – Ann Arbor Observer, August 2016
Ann Arbor voters have important City Council races to decide on Aug. 2 – MLive, July 28, 2016
$42K in contributions fuel Ann Arbor council election campaigns – MLive, July 27, 2016
Mayor kicks off re-election campaign promising to stay his course – Michigan Daily, March 23, 2016
Ann Arbor mayor says fight for better pollution cleanup not over yet – MLive, March 15, 2016
Ann Arbor mayor delivers 2015 year-in-review report – WEMU, Jan. 4, 2016
Q&A: Ann Arbor mayor on what's ahead for the city in 2016 – MLive, Jan. 3, 2016
Mayor Christopher Taylor actively campaigning against City Council colleagues – MLive, July 19, 2015
Ann Arbor mayor floats idea of new local road tax after Proposal 1's defeat – MLive, May 12, 2015
Taylor plans to model Hieftje's goals, leadership – Michigan Daily, Oct. 27, 2014
By Precinct: How Taylor Won Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor Chronicle, Aug. 6, 2014