Gentle Reader, the August Primary is just 8 months away. Are you as excited as I am? The race to replace John Hieftje is heating up. Just one day after Washtenaw County Board Chair, Yousef Rabhi he will not be running for mayor, Ward 1 Councilmember Sabra Briere has announced that she will be running for mayor. Briere joins city council colleagues Stephen Kunselman (D-Ward 3) and Christopher Taylor (D-Ward 3) in seeking the mayorship.
Briere and Kunselman both won reelection to their seats in the November 2013 general election. By running for mayor, Taylor is not seeking reelection as a councilmember representing Ward 3. Julie Grand, who narrowly lost to Kunselman in the August 2013 primary, has announced she will be seeking to fill Taylor's seat.
At press time, none of the candidates have their websites updated for their current races. Stay tuned to Damn Arbor for more updates.