Ann Arbor City Council – Ward 1
Jeff Hayner defeated Ron Ginyard on Aug. 7, winning 50.99% of votes cast – a margin of 130 votes. Hayner faces Independent Ryan Hughes on the ballot in the Nov. 6 general election. Click here for full election results.
Ron Ginyard is a retired financial advisor. This is his first bid for elected office and he'll face Jeff Hayner in the Aug. 7 Democratic primary. They're vying for a Ward 1 seat now occupied by Democrat Sumi Kailasapathy, who is not seeking re-election.
The candidate elected to this seat will serve a four-year term.
On his campaign Facebook page, Ginyard describes his approach to issues in two categories: Roads (potholes, safety and congestion) and development (infrastructure, schools and affordability). He states that his philosophy of leadership emphasizes the ability to listen.
Ginyard grew up in Ann Arbor and moved back to this community in 2014 after his retirement.
For more than three decades Ginyard worked in the Los Angeles area for Morgan Stanley, a multinational investment bank and financial services company.
Ginyard is serving as his own campaign treasurer.
Ron Ginyard: In The News
'Dark money' attacks on Ann Arbor candidates raise concerns – MLive, Aug. 5, 2018
Getting to know Ann Arbor City Council candidate Ron Ginyard – WDIV, Aug. 4, 2018
Summer of Discontent: The August 7 primary will decide the fate of Mayor Taylor and his council majority – Ann Arbor Observer, August 2018
Candidate Survey on the Arts & Creative Industries – The Arts Alliance, July 24, 2018
Criticisms fly as 1st Ward Ann Arbor council race heats up – MLive, July 23, 2018
Candidate Position Summary Regarding Police Oversight – Transforming Justice Washtenaw, July 2018
Candidate Comment (video) – Community Television Network, July 10, 2018
YIMBY Facebook Group Questionnaire – July 2018
New development an issue in Ann Arbor's 1st Ward council race – MLive, June 26, 2018
League of Women Voters Ward 1 Ann Arbor City Council Candidate Forum (video) – Community Television Network, June 25, 2018
Council Triage – Ann Arbor Observer, June 2018
Sumi Kailasapathy not seeking re-election to Ann Arbor City Council – MLive, April 24, 2018