Kirk Westphal

Christopher Taylor, Kirk Westphal, and Julie Grand
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Ann Arbor City Council will have three new faces later this year. It's unclear how the changes will impact what has often been a divided group.


Ann Arbor
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Ann Arbor's 2nd Ward Voters To Elect New City Council Member

Voters in Ann Arbor's Second Ward have re-elected Jane Lumm to City Council.  Lumm claimed 56 percent of the vote yesterday, while Democrat Kirk Westphal received 42 percent and Conrad Brown of the Mixed Use Party got two percent. 

Lumm says her victory is another sign Ann Arbor voters want a focus on core services.  Lumm says she's pleased that overall city council continues to gain independent voices that will encourage greater debate. 

Westphal says he hopes to continue to serve on the planning commission and other boards but is concerned city council will pass on opportunities to enhance Ann Arbor's future.

Ann Arbor's 2nd Ward City Council race may be the most hotly contested. Two of the three candidates have raised more money than all other council candidates in the city, combined.