Edmonds Wins Ypsilanti Mayoral Primary

Aug 5, 2014

Amanda Edmonds' victory over Ypsilanti city council member Pete Murdock and community activist Tyrone Bridges in Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary election means she will almost certainly replace Paul Schreiber as Mayor after the November general election.

Amanda Edmonds speaks outside the Sidetrack Lounge in Ypsilanti's Depot Town following her victory in Tusday's mayoral primary election.
Amanda Edmonds speaks outside the Sidetrack Lounge in Ypsilanti's Depot Town following her victory in Tusday's mayoral primary election.
Credit Bob Eccles

Edmonds has no declared opponent in the fall, and outside the Sidetrack Lounge in Depot Town Tuesday evening she said she looks forward to bringing the tone of the community and the voice of the people to council.

"My role in this likely leadership role going forward is going to be, you know, put that tone in place in the city, that positive, that forward-moving tone, and keep listening to those voices," Edmonds said, "and affect policy change that helps us do that."

Edmonds said council member Pete Murdock called to concede the election.  She told him she looks forward to working collaboratively with him on council, and he agreed.

Unofficial results have Edmonds garnering 1,308 votes to 606 for Pete Murdock. Community Activist Tyrone Bridges received 126-votes in finishing third.