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Vote Eugene Kang Today!

2. August 2005 • Rob Goodspeed
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U-M undergrad and candidate for City Council in Ward 2 (contains the Hill Dorms and Northeast Ann Arbor) Eugene Kang’s primary election is today. If you are a registered Ward 2 voter, go vote for Eugene!

> See Eugene’s official website
> See results as they are reported

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Update: There is also a primary in Ward 4 today. Candidates include challenger Eric Lipson (who hangs out around these parts) and incumbent Marcia Higgins.



  1. In Ward 4, Precinct 4 (Pioneer High School), at 9:00 am, I was the fifth live voter to show up, but they also had received 60 absentee ballots to count.
       —Lawrence Kestenbaum    Aug. 2 '05 - 01:50PM    #
  2. I’m sorry to report that Eugene Kang lost the race by about 90 votes out of about 1,000 cast.
       —Larry Kestenbaum    Aug. 2 '05 - 09:40PM    #
  3. what about lipson?
       —leo    Aug. 2 '05 - 10:10PM    #
  4. From the website it looks like Lipson lost by 69 votes with a total of 569 voting. Just to note, there are over 17,000 registered voters in Ward 4. Sad.
       —Juliew    Aug. 2 '05 - 10:49PM    #
  5. I totally forgot to vote. Got sidetracked by our old landlord when visiting our old house … moving is too much damn work. Good thing I didn’t have a strong preference for either Lipson or Higgins. shrug

    Too bad for Eugene…
       —Scott Trudeau    Aug. 2 '05 - 11:57PM    #
  6. But…
       —Dale    Aug. 3 '05 - 12:02AM    #
  7. In other news, Freeman Hendrix stomped Kwame Kilpatrick in the Detroit mayoral primary. Assuming Hendrix wins the general election in November, this is good news for SE Mich.
       —tom    Aug. 3 '05 - 08:54AM    #
  8. It was those funny little glasses that did Lipson in.

    And maybe now Kilpatrick will try to electrocute Hendrix and leave poor Sharon McPhail alone.
       —Parking Structure Dude!    Aug. 3 '05 - 09:16AM    #
  9. Scanning south, looks like the Marine running for Congress in Cinci didn’t quite make it, though 48% isn’t bad in a district that usually votes 70% Republican.
       —Murph.    Aug. 3 '05 - 09:35AM    #
  10. I’d like to take this opportunity and commend Eugene Kang, his campaign manager, and staff on a job very well done. Eugene demonstrated that he has motivation, resolve, passion and organization. The results (and Eugene’s hustle) proved that. Hats off to Eugene – thanks for getting involved – I and many others look forward to great things from you in the future.

    Your collective vision, march and zeal need not stop here! I would like to welcome all Democrats to rally around my campaign this fall. The race against Tom Bourque will be tough – no Dem has won in the off-year since the mid-80s. I intend to break that trend!

    Voter turnout will be key! We know that people will come out – Eugene and his positive message showed that – but it will take a dedicated group of volunteers to make that happen. I need voter support from key constituencies – students, ethnic groups, independents, neighborhoods, and of course the Dem base. This will require experienced campaign staff with an ability to motivate people. Please consider partnering with my campaign.

    Again, my congrats to Eugene for a great race!
       —Stephen Rapundalo    Aug. 3 '05 - 11:58AM    #