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AACC Election Results: How We Proceed

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The results are in – Ann Arbor citizens have spoken, and the Ann Arbor City Council has solidified their membership. But things don’t end here. The following is a list of our five newly elected and re-elected officials for the city council, and the issues they addressed as priorities during their campaigns. Now, Ann Arbor citizens are responsible for holding these representatives accountable for what they’ve campaigned on, as are they on delivering. To find out which ward you live in, click here, and feel free to use the provided contact information to reach out to your representatives with issues of concern.

Ward 1: Anne Bannister (registered Democrat)

Anne Bannister campaigned on efficient sewer and road repair, prioritizing pedestrian safety, and development that was cohesive with Ann Arbor neighborhoods. Bannister detailed environmental priorities, such as water quality and sustainability. She also discussed aligning tax spending with what citizens want, and strong communication and understanding between the council and the people of Ann Arbor. Bannister’s contact information can be found here.

Ward 2: Jane Lumm (registered Independent)

Jane Lumm campaigned on balancing new development and neighborhood needs. She promised to bring Ward 2 issues of concern to the table, focus on thoughtful taxation and practical money management, and strive for a transparent and effective relationship between the council and Ann Arbor citizens. Lumm’s contact information can be found here.

Ward 3: Zachary Ackerman (registered Democrat)

Zachary Ackerman campaigned on sensible spending, improvement of essential services and infrastructure, and working towards an Ann Arbor that will be attractive for generations to come. He also emphasized his focus on affordable housing. Ackerman’s contact information can be found here.

Ward 4: Jack Eaton (registered Democrat)

Jack Eaton campaigned on fighting gentrification and maintaining Ann Arbor’s unique elements and community values. He highlighted his goal of efficiency, cooperation and communication both between the council and the people of Ann Arbor and within the council itself, as well as responsible financial distribution and improvement of basic services and infrastructure. Eaton’s contact information can be found here.

Ward 5: Chip Smith (registered Democrat)

Chip Smith campaigned on thoughtful and planned development. He detailed his goals of  thoughtful finance and investment, as well as housing affordability. He also emphasized his focus on environmental issues, clean energy, and sustainability, as well as an open and efficient relationship between the council and Ann Arbor citizens. Smith’s contact information can be found here.

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  1. Kim on November 13th, 2017 12:19 pm

    What a helpful summary! I just stumbled on this, and I thought I would say thank you. :o) It’s nice to get basic information without all the political leanings/comments/snide remarks.

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