Strong Progressive Values

Our second mailer is on the way to voters this week.  Here’s a preview (it’s printed on brown recycled paper so you won’t get the full effect here):

Strong Progressive Values mailer

I’m proud of my progressive values and my experience fighting for them.  As a member of City Council, I will protect the environment and stand up for the most vulnerable members of our community.

Leadership that Listens

Image of mailer #1, "Leadership that Listens"Mailer #1 is out the door! It should arrive in the mailbox around Friday. Check it out! I think the designer did a great job.

The center of my campaign is talking to people directly; that’s why I’m knocking on doors 6 nights per week. But not everyone is home, so the mail is a big way for me to reach others.

But it’s expensive. Why not donate now and help keep the campaign going strong?

Local environmental issues

The Sierra Club sent city council candidates a questionnaire asking about personal experience and positions on various environmental issues.

The questions were thoughtful and I thought voters might be interested in my responses, so I’m sharing my answers.  I live my environmentalism every day and I’m proud to campaign on my record and stances on the environmental issues that affect our community.

If you have questions about my responses, drop me a line.

Fundraiser and Meet The Candidate Event July 12

Come share some food and drink and meet with Chuck Warpehoski, Democratic candidate for Ann Arbor’s 5th Ward and help him reach out to voters for the August 7 primary.

When: Thursday, July 12, 5-7 p.m.

Where:  Vie Fitness, 209 South Ashley Street,  Ann Arbor, MI 48104

How Much:         Suggested donation $35, $100 for host committee

RSVP to, 734-972-8304

Donate at the event, online, or by mail to Committee to Elect Chuck Warpehoski, 2020 Winewood, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

Host Committee (in formation):
Mike Garfield, Leah Gunn, Carsten Hohnke, Jeff Irwin, Roger Kerson, Yousef Rabhi, Laura Rubin & John Lofy

New Brochure is here

Brochure page 1The new campaign brochure arrived from the printer Monday, and I’m excited. Take a look.

Since the campaign started I’ve knocked on about a thousand doors with just home-printed “quick lit.” After all, why wait for printers and designers before talking to voters, right?

Still, it feels very good to  have professionally-printed materials in hand. Not only do they look better, but the ink on these won’t smear if they get wet from a July rain or from sweat in a 95-degree day.

You don’t get the full effect looking at the PDF, but the paper we used is recycled, hydropowered, and Michigan-made by French Paper Company in Niles, MI. Pretty cool.

Welcome to the Toddler Caucus

Wesley Debbink and Camille Shore show their support.

At the campaign kickoff on Sunday, May 13, Wesley Debbink and Camille Shore launched the Vote For Chuck Toddler Caucus. My goal as a candidate is to hear the concerns of all Ann Arborites, including Wesley’s hope for more stroller parking and Camille’s hope for more diaper changing stations. They may  not be voters, but their voices still count and I’m grateful for their support.

To respond to Camille’s concern, I am happy to say that Arbor Brewing Company, our host for the event, does have a diapers changing station in their bathroom in their taproom. Thank you ABC for supporting parents and for hosting the campaign kickoff.

Campaign Kickoff Sunday, May 13

Help the Vote for Chuck campaign get off to a strong start by coming to our campaign kickoff this Sunday, May 13 from 4-6pm at Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor.

Grab a drink and some appetizers, tell me what’s on your mind, and help get the campaign off to a strong start.

Suggested donation: $25-50.

Questions? 734-972-8304,,

Can’t make the event? You can donate online at or mail a donation to: Committee to Elect Chuck Warpehoski, 2020 Winewood, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.