Jack Eaton defeated "Twenty Pound Carp" and another write-in candidate by nearly 78 percent.Incumbents handily defeat challengers in Ann Arbor council contests
With all precincts counted, the three incumbents with opponents on the ballot cruised to victory Tuesday. Democrat Sabra Briere easily fended off independent Jeff Hayner in Ward 1. Independent Jane Lumm held off two opponents, Democrat Kirk Westphal and Mixed Use Party candidate Conrad Brown, in Ward 2. Democrat Eric Kunselman won in a walk over Mixed Use Party candidate Samuel DeVarti in Ward 3.Details of the votes at the link in the headline.
In Wards 4 and 5, Democrats Jack Eaton and Mike Anglin faced only write-in opposition. Newcomer to city council Eaton won in a landslide over William Lockwood and "Twenty Pound Carp." Incumbent Anglin blew out two write-in candidates, Tom Partridge and Chip Smith.
Briere, Lumm, and Kunselman had been endorsed by the Ann Arbor News, the city's online newspaper. Two of the losing candidates, Hayner and Westphal, were endorsed by the Michigan Daily, the University of Michigan student newspaper.
This is the first article of mine on the election results. I'll work my way down through the city council races in other municipalities, the Dexter Charter Commission, and the various millages tomorrow. Right now, it's time to go to bed. Good night!