Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Election results are in for Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti TWP. The votes have been cast, and the people have spoken.  I am disappointed to say that the controversial Water Street Millage did not pass in Ypsilanti. The millage was defeated by a margin of a mere 40 votes. If the millage had passed people who own a home worth over $100,000 would have had to pay a mere $9.53 a month for the next 14 years. I, as a homeowner in Ypsilanti certainly would not have minded paying a paltry 9.53 a month in order to dig out of this Water Street debt that has been an albatross around the cities neck for years. But, the people have spoken and the Water Street debt millage has been defeated.

On a brighter note I am very happy to say that my friend Beth Bashert has won her ward 2 primary city council election. She defeated Jennifer Symanns by a count of 578 to 448. I can think of no better city council member for Ypsilanti.

In the Ypsilanti Ward 3 city council primary election Pete Murdock retained his seat defeating Liz Dahl MacGregor by a vote of 504 to 316.

There were four open seats for Ypsilanti Twp trustee. Stan Eldridge, Heather Jarrell Roe, Monica Ross Williams and Jimmie Wilson Jr. won the top votes. Congratulations! It was a pleasure to interview Williams and Wilson.

As for as the 54th district State Rep seat, Ronnie Peterson won with 2940 votes.

It was truly a pleasure to cover all of the many debate forums in Ypsilanti and meet and get know many of the candidates in Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti TWP.

Jeff Brown
Purple Walrus Press

Polling location at Ypsilanti Senior Center. Purple Walrus Press.

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