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Ann Arbor City Council

Ward 1 (one seat):

  • Sabra Briere, D, incumbent. 1,149

Ward 2 (one seat); Read story and additional analysis

  • Stephen Rapundalo, D, incumbent 1,359
  • Jane Lumm, Independent, 2,079

Ward 3 (one seat); Read story

  • David Parker, R, 482
  • Stephen Kunselman, D, incumbent. 1,738

Ward 4: (one seat); Read story

  • Eric Scheie, R, 1,013.
  • Marcia Higgins, D, incumbent, 1,488.

Ward 5 (one seat); Read story

  • Stuart Berry, R, 677
  • Mike Anglin, D, incumbent, 2,750

Ann Arbor Board of Education Read story

Two seats:

  • Albert Howard, 854
  • Ahmar Iqbal, 3,473
  • Patrick Leonard, 4,181
  • Simone Lightfoot, incumbent, 5,261
  • Lawrence A. Murphy, 4,430
  • Andy Thomas, incumbent, 5,840

Ann Arbor ballot proposals

  • Proposal 1: street millage renewal. (read story)
    • Yes 10,345
    • No 3,038
  • Proposal 2: sidewalk millage.
    • Yes 8,010
    • No 5,314

  • Proposal 3: Ann Arbor city charter amendment restructuring the number of appointed citizen trustee and elected general member trustees on the Ann Arbor city employees retirement board of trustees. (read story)
    • Yes 7,977
    • No 3,729

Ann Arbor Township ballot proposal

  • Proposal to renew Ann Arbor Township public safety millage.
    • Yes 591
    • No 83

Chelsea City Council, three seats Read story

  • Rod Anderson, incumbent 397
  • Erin Brayton 161
  • Indira Ghosh 118
  • Bill Holmberg, incumbent 281
  • Kent Martinez-Kratz, incumbent 300
  • Harry Myers 217
  • Marcia Parker 216

Lincoln Consolidated School Board, two seats Read story

  • Brad Labadie, 639
  • David A. McMahon, 704
  • Kimberly A. Samuelson, 905

Manchester Community School Board, two seats Read story

  • Christine Fegan 257
  • Melanie Nau 110
  • W. Lyndon Uphaus 248

Milan Area Schools Read story

One full term:

  • Alan Fellhauer 460
  • Janice S. Kiger 947
  • Eric Peacock 912

One partial term expiring Dec. 31, 2012:

  • Sean Duval 475
  • Diane Hovatter 745

Milan city mayor

  • Joe Chapin 277
  • Kym Muckler, incumbent 571

Milan City Council, three seats

  • Martha Churchill 544
  • Russell Dotson 399
  • Candy S. Frye-Hines 363
  • Brett Moyer 444
  • Mike Williams 484

Milan city library board director, two seats

  • Laurence D. Biederman 537
  • Millard F. Phillips 654

Milan city public library proposal

  • Milan public library millage proposal Yes 536 No 306

Saline City Council, three seats Read story

  • John J. Heller 635
  • Glenn Law 386
  • Jim Peters 775
  • James Roth 925
  • Linda K. TerHaar 688

Saline Area Schools Board of Education, two seats Read story

  • David Friese, 1,488
  • David Holden, 1,748
  • Patti Tanner, 1,634
  • David Zimmer, 1,663

Sharon Township treasurer

  • R. Brian Simons, R, 101

Sharon Township trustee (partial term)

  • Peter Psarouthakis, R, 89

Sylvan Township proposal (read story)

Willow Run Community Schools Board, full term Read story

  • Gregory L. Myers, 519

Ypsilanti Public Schools Board of Education, two seats Read story

  • Andy Fanta, 1,097
  • Linda Snedacar-Horne, 1,038
  • Eric P. Temple, Sr. 782


Lets Get Real

Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 2:59 p.m.

Marcia Higgins should also be afraid, very afraid. Sorry to see Eric came so close, without a win. But, the voice should be loud for ANY City Council Member who continues to ignore the long-term future of Ann Arbor that balance history, culture and progress.


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 5:06 a.m.

This socialist city of A2. This city, where the council has mastered the art of manipulation when it comes to extorting money from the taxpayer, has done it again. They play the game of irresposibility so well, first the city takes care of the sidewalks, then they force the residents to pay to repair them, then they make us pay even more for them to "fix them for us". Like it is some favor. This is after our side of town paid for sidewalk repair. Now some did not want to pay, so our side of town has to pay for the people who refused. Can you say communist China. Even the thought of council agreeing to make those who have paid, pay again, makes me sick. They should all be recalled. Go back to being retired watching Judge Judy and Cops all day. This is a city that just shelled out $1,600,000 for 1 mile , that's right, 1 mile of multiwalk sidewalk om Washtenaw. Who are these people running this place? This is your Democratic government taxing the Middle Class again. A word about you non-voters. 13,000 of the 95,000 voting aged A2 residents showed up to cast a ballot for this millage. That is not representation in this US of A. Only in cities like A2 can a few people force many to do there wishes. That does not even happen in Congress, they need some type of majority. You women and minorities that walk around all proud for your accomplishmnets, where are you? I don't care how you vote, but that you do. If this is not a representative government, then hand the keys back to the British.


Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 12:53 p.m.

Where are the Whiners today? Dems took 80% of the seats in A2, the citizens passed two tax increases. Democracy in action, now let the moaning and crying begin. And I am wondering where the communist candidates were? I thought A2 was rife with them? Oh well, I guess the Whiners got it wrong, again.


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 5:29 a.m.

I see no democracy in action. Congress requires a majority vote to pass legislation, not here. New city hall, where did the money come from? Multi-million dollar multiuse sidewalks. Billion dollar parking basements. The list goes on and on. This place stinks like the Rio Grande. All Dem talk, no Dem action, unless it's robbing the Middle Class again.

Robot Charles

Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 3:43 a.m.

Looks like only 12,000 Ann Arborites voted which is about 12% of voters. The power of voting has been decimated. How hard would it be to allow for multi-day voting or internet voting?


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 5:20 a.m.

I agree more with Robot Charles. Where are all the A2 sign holding opinioned residents? As for Mr. Kimball, 70% of the registered voters did not show up and the other 30% are even too lazy to reigister. How about at least a majority of registed voters to pass a millage? I would say we go back to only tax payers can vote on tax issues, but then the A2 communist party would cry they can't take money from my pocket. Since when in this country can we say that someone else (non taxpayer) can tell you what you have to pay for that benefits them. Sounds corrupt. By that logic, I can tell women that abortion is murder and not legal, but you Dems want it both ways, don't you. Can tell me what to do, but not them, because they have rights...

Ed Kimball

Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 2:10 p.m.

Your statistics are way off. First of all, more than 13,000 voters voted on the first millage proposal. Second, the total population if A2 is about 115,000, but roughly 30,000 are too young to vote, according to the Bureau of Census. Thus, there are about 85,000 people in A2 of voting age. In Michigan, about 4% of adult residents are non-citizens, and about 70% of citizens of voting age are registered, so there are probably about 57,000 registered voters in A2. That makes the turnout about 23% of registered voters -- not great but nearly twice as high as your estimate. The problem with Internet voting is that studies have shown it is too easy to commit fraud with the security currently available. Multi-day on-site voting is clearly more expensive to operate. Allowing an absentee ballot to any registered voter who wants one seems to me like a better solution.


Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 12:54 p.m.

Ask the Ohio GOP, they closed early voting, I guess as a way to promote freedom and liberty.


Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 3:12 a.m.

Are you serious This is pathetic coverage. &quot;Looking for the latest election results? We've got you covered. This file will be updated as results from across Washtenaw County roll in. Polls close at 8 p.m.&quot; 10:11pm, most of the contests are decided. <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> ^ for actual results.


Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 3:42 a.m.

Thanks, Ross. Maybe should hire you as an investigative reporter.

David Cahill

Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 1:45 a.m.

With all but one Second Ward precinct reporting, unofficial returns show that Lumm has received about 2,000 votes and Rapundalo has received about 1500 votes. Film at eleven.


Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 12:28 a.m.

It is time for a brand new look at Ann arbor City Counsel. I hope citizens of AA do the right thing, make the change. I know Jane Lumm will come through for the citizens of Ann arbor. Like ourselves we our tired of this nonsense going on. It is not too late people go out and vote, it is your duty.

Adam Jaskiewicz

Tue, Nov 8, 2011 : 11:56 p.m.

When I walked to Forsythe to vote (my first time voting there), there were no signs telling me voting was in the hallway in front of the Auditorium. I ended up going in through the office entrance, and wandering the halls for ten minutes. I think most people drive and end up parking in front of the main entrance where it's kind of obvious, but for people walking in from Newport, some better signs would be nice. Especially when the trail of candidates' signs along the sidewalk leads up onto the patio next to the Caffetorium (which in turn pointed me straight at the office entrance, which was unlocked.)


Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 4:42 a.m.

Send your comment to the City Clerk's office, that's who sets up the polling places.

5c0++ H4d13y

Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 1:18 a.m.

Maybe it was like a test. You almost failed.

Adam Jaskiewicz

Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 1:11 a.m.

Yes, I did. Finding Forsythe wasn't a problem (I went there for middle school). I didn't know where to enter the building, or where to go once I had. A big sign along the sidewalk that said &quot;Vote in Auditorium Lobby&quot; would have helped.

5c0++ H4d13y

Wed, Nov 9, 2011 : 12:51 a.m.

You didn't see the sign on Newport that said &quot;Vote Here&quot;?

Tex Treeder

Tue, Nov 8, 2011 : 11:40 p.m.

The polls don't close until 8 pm, but I'm betting Lumm will beat Rapundalo.