Closing statements from Saturday's Ann Arbor City Council candidate forum
The Ann Arbor Democratic Party hosted a political forum Saturday featuring all eight candidates in four contested races for the Ann Arbor City Council.
In the 1st Ward, Eric Sturgis is competing against Sumi Kailasapathy, a certified public accountant, for the open seat being vacated by Sandi Smith.
In the 2nd Ward, Tony Derezinski is defending his seat against Sally Hart Petersen, who is asking voters to look to her business and marketing experience.
In the 4th Ward, Margie Teall is defending her seat against Jack Eaton, a labor attorney who argues the city has its spending priorities out of whack.
In the 5th Ward, Chuck Warpehoski is facing off against Vivienne Armentrout, a former Washtenaw County commissioner, for the open seat being vacated by Carsten Hohnke.
All eight are Democrats who will appear on the Aug. 7 primary ballot. Here are their closing statements from Saturday's forum: