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Ann Arbor Voters Approve Bond, Levy

15. June 2004 • Scott Trudeau
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From the Ann Arbor News :

Ann Arbor school district voters resoundingly approved two tax levies Monday that will pay for a new high school and a host of other school improvements and purchases over the next several years.

Voter turnout – 14.4 percent of registered voters – was the highest for an Ann Arbor school election since 1993.

The $205 million bond to build a new high school and fund a host of other projects passed with a 61% majority. The sinking levy passed with 73% of the vote.

Also in the News:

> Ann Arbor schools millage details
> Unofficial voting results

The unofficial results published by the news indicated incumbent Helen Gates-Bryant defeated incumbent Theresa Han-Markey by a margin of 1085 votes with 54% for the open school board seat.

Library board winners are incumbents
Edward Surovell (7,433), and David Cahill (5,962), and newcomers Margaret Leary (7,484) and Rebecca Head (6,504). Bill Finch (4,105) and incumbent J.D. Lindeberg (4,582) lost.



  1. Actually Margaret Leary was not an incumbent of the AADL Board. She is currently the director of the Law Library at U of M perhaps that triggered the thought.
       —Kip DeGraaf    Jun. 16 '04 - 10:52AM    #
  2. Nope. Just an error on my part. Thanks for catching it.
       —Scott Trudeau    Jun. 16 '04 - 11:28AM    #