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Mayoral candidates John Hieftje and Wendy Woods raised 95% and 92% of their 2006 campaign funds, respectively, from Ann Arborites. By contrast, Ann Arbor City Council candidates Chris Easthope, Alice Ralph and Ron Suarez each raised at least 30% of their campaign funds from outside Ann Arbor, campaign finance documents show.
In Ypsilanti, Steve Pierce and Paul Schreiber both raised 68% of their funds from donors with Ypsilanti addresses, while Lois Richardson brought in 83% of her war chest from Ypsilanti contributors.
Arbor Update mapped and analyzed contributions for the 2006 primary election cycle for candidates in the Ann Arbor mayoral and contested city council races, as well as the Ypsilanti mayoral race.
These documents show the geographic distribution of financial support for candidates, as well as the size of donations from individuals. These maps and charts were created by entering public campaign finance disclosures reported to the County Clerk and Secretary of State into a database and turned into maps using Geographic Information System (GIS) software.
Images may be viewed in full size by right clicking (on a PC) or clicking and holding (on a Mac) and selecting “view image.”
Ann Arbor Mayor
Ann Arbor 1st Ward
Ann Arbor 3rd Ward
Note: Jeff Meyers filed a waiver and did not submit campaign finance information.
Ann Arbor 5th Ward
Note: Richard Ankli did not take any donations during the pre-election primary cycle.
UPDATE: Spreadsheet for Greden and Warren’s information now available, though incomplete (Warren’s info only contains Jan-Apr 06 due to technical problems). Many thanks to Murph and Juliew for their work on this project.
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