Two Democratic Ann Arbor City Council members face primary election challenges on August 6th. In the 3rd Ward, Incumbent Stephen Kunselman is being challenged by Julie Grand. In the 4th Ward, John Eaton seeks to unseat Marcia Higgins, and advance to the November General Election. The candidates met Wednesday night in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area. WEMU's Bob Eccles was there and has this report.
Overall, ballot propositions fared well in yesterday's voting in Washtenaw County. Superior Township voters said 'yes' to three money issues for police and fire services, and for a fund to defend the township's master plan and zoning ordinances. Manchester voters approve a millage increase for fir protection services, and York Township voters said 'yes' to a millage renewal for public safety services. In Sylvan Township, voters approved by a scant seven vote margin a tax increase to pay off a debt obligation to Washtenaw County.
It’s another Soapbox Summer on WEMU. If your name appears on Washtenaw County’s August 7th primary election ballot, WEMU offers you three minutes of free air time to tell voters why you should be elected.
Just record your best three-minute campaign message on an audio CD or MP3 computer file and sent it to WEMU by July 6th. Soapbox summer messages will be broadcast twice daily on WEMU during the last few weeks leading up to the August primary election.