Candidate:
Ann Arbor City Council – Ward 5

Chuck Warpehoski
Democrat



Chuck Warpehoski

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.

Chuck Warpehoski is director of the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, an Ann Arbor nonprofit. He was first elected to the Ann Arbor city council in 2012 and was re-elected in 2014. This year he is running for his third consecutive term to represent Ward 5.

Warpehoski prevailed over Kevin Leeser in the Aug. 2, 2016 Democratic primary. He faces independent challenger David Silkworth on Nov. 8.

During his tenure on city council, he developed and sponsored an ordinance regulating smoking outside of public buildings and also in areas of some city parks. He served on the steering committee for the More Buses campaign, which supported a new transit millage to expand services of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority. The millage was approved by voters in May 2014. He has supported developing the city-owned Library Lot site and voted in favor of the city’s deer management plan, which included a cull.

Warpehoski, a graduate of Grinnell College, is married to Nancy Shore, director of the getDowntown program. They have two young children and live near Winewood Thaler Park on the city’s west side.

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Chuck Warpehoski:  In The News

Editorial: Vote Chuck WarpehoskiMichigan Daily, Nov. 3, 2016

Development is top issue in Ward 5 City Council raceMichigan Daily, Oct. 27, 2016

Ward 5 Candidates Comment (video) – Community Television Network, Oct. 7, 2016

Ann Arbor council candidates disagree on big issues facing city – MLive, Sept. 28, 2016

League of Women Voters candidate forum (video) – Community Television Network, Sept. 26, 2016

City Council election results reaffirm status quoMichigan Daily, Aug. 3, 2016

Warpehoski wins 5th Ward primary in Ann Arbor by 2-to-1 marginMLive, Aug. 2, 2016

Three Races, Eight Candidates: Will the Aug. 2 primary change council? – 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

5th Ward candidates differ on wave of new development in Ann ArborMLive, July 15, 2016

Deer cull divides 5th Ward candidates for Ann Arbor City Council – MLive, July 14, 2016

League of Women Voters Ward 5 candidate forum (video) – Community Television Network (CTN), July 13, 2016

City Council candidates debate transparency, water safety and taxes – Michigan Daily, July 13, 2016

5th Ward candidates for Ann Arbor council discuss top priorities – MLive, July 10, 2016

2016 Candidate Comments (video of short speeches by candidates) – Community Television Network (CTN), July 2016. Ward 5 candidates begin at 00:20:16.

Candidates weigh in on cleaning up Ann Arbor's polluted groundwater – MLive, April 14, 2016

2016 Ann Arbor city council candidate forum (video & transcript) – University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy, April 13, 2016

Local interfaith groups launch campaign in support of refugees and Muslim communityMichigan Radio, April 2, 2016

Ann Arbor to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus DayMLive, Nov. 17, 2015

City Council officially declares Ann Arbor a compassionate communityMLive, Sept. 9, 2015

Warpehoski retains 5th Ward seat on Ann Arbor City Council MLive, Aug. 5, 2014

Protesters ask new Ann Arbor City Council member to spearhead resolution to 'boycott Israel'AnnArbor.com, Nov. 21, 2012