Candidate:
Ann Arbor Mayor

Christopher Taylor
Democrat



Christopher Taylor

Christopher Taylor is an attorney with the law firm of Hooper Hathaway, focusing on business/commercial law and estate planning. He was first elected as mayor of Ann Arbor in November 2014, after winning a 4-way Democratic primary. He was unopposed when he ran for re-election in 2016.

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.

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Christopher Taylor: In The News

Ann Arbor mayoral candidates differ on key issues facing cityMLive, April 13, 2018

Ann Arbor Mayor & City Council Candidate Forum (video) – Community Television Network, April 12, 2018

Councilmember Jack Eaton to challenge Mayor Taylor in 2018 Democratic PrimaryMichigan Daily, March 16, 2018

Ward Talk with Christopher Taylor (video) Community Television Network (CTN), February 2018

Ann Arbor Inclusive 7 - Interview with Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor – Community Television Network (CTN), February 2018

Ann Arbor Mayor Chris Taylor talks affordable housing, gun violence at student-organized event Michigan Daily, Feb. 21, 2018

Q&A: Mayor Christopher Taylor offers look ahead to 2018 in Ann ArborMLive, Jan. 1, 2018

No ContestAnn 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 courseMichigan Daily, March 23, 2016

Ann Arbor mayor says fight for better pollution cleanup not over yetMLive, March 15, 2016

Ann Arbor mayor delivers 2015 year-in-review reportWEMU, Jan. 4, 2016

Q&A: Ann Arbor mayor on what's ahead for the city in 2016MLive, Jan. 3, 2016

Mr. Congeniality: Christopher Taylor's Civil OffensiveAnn Arbor Observer, December 2015

Taylor's Win: Voters give city council's activist coalition a supermajorityAnn Arbor Observer, September 2015

Mayor Christopher Taylor actively campaigning against City Council colleaguesMLive, July 19, 2015

Ann Arbor mayor floats idea of new local road tax after Proposal 1's defeatMLive, May 12, 2015

Exit John Hieftje: Enter Christopher TaylorAnn Arbor Observer, December 2014

Taylor plans to model Hieftje's goals, leadership Michigan Daily, Oct. 27, 2014

By Precinct: How Taylor Won Ann ArborAnn Arbor Chronicle, Aug. 6, 2014