Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor re-elected for third term

Mayor Christopher Taylor speaks before the ribbon cutting ceremony for the city's first two-way protected bike lane on Oct. 27, 2019. (Credit: Meredith Bruckner)

ANN ARBOR – Incumbent mayor Christopher Taylor has won re-election and will serve his third term in office.

Taylor (D) received 39,678 votes in the Nov. 8 general election while independent challenger Eric Lipson received 12,113 votes. An additional 203 unassigned write-in votes were cast in the race for mayor. Independent candidate Dylan Manna filed paperwork to run as a write-in candidate in the week leading up to the election.

In the August primary, Taylor defeated challenger Anne Bannister with more than 61% of the vote.

Taylor has served as mayor since 2014. Prior to his first mayoral run, Taylor represented Ward 3 on City Council for three terms.

He told A4 in an earlier interview via email that he enjoys the interactions he has had with residents while serving in the role.

“One thing that I really enjoy about being Mayor is that folks will come up and talk with me about their City, about their neighborhood,” said Taylor. “Sometimes it’s a question, sometimes they have seen something that can be better, sometimes there’s something that they love that they just want me to know about.

“These conversations happen all the time, whether I’m in a bookstore, the grocery store, or just walking down the street. I so appreciate the engagement. There’s so much that’s right about Ann Arbor and so much opportunity for us to be even better.”

About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.