Jeff Irwin endorses!

I had a great chat yesterday with MI State Representative Jeff Irwin. He not only gave me his endorsement, he also gave me some great campaign advice. Thank you Jeff, and keep fighting the good fight in Lansing.

Key pieces of Jeff’s advice: Listen to the voters, work with everyone on Council, and lead with your values–and that’s what I plan to do!

I’m in!

030112_Chuck-Warpehoski.jpgAs AnnArbor.com reports, it’s official, I’m running for City Council. I pulled my petitions Monday, went to 4th Avenue Birkenstock for a pair of comfy walking shoes, and I’m getting ready for the campaign.

So far I’ve lined up a few community endorsements:

  • like Phillis Englebert, the founder of Michigan Peaceworks;
  • Mark Hodesh from Downtown Home and Garden;
  • Stu Dowty, the former chair of the Washtenaw Democrats
  • County Commissioner Yousef Rabhi

I’m also talking to Jeff Irwin and Rebekah Warren, and I hope to earn their endorsements. I’ve been talking to everyone I can on City Council from all factions, and getting a lot of good advice.

And yes, I now have the beginnings of a website (I know, it still needs work).

There’s still a lot of work to do. First items on the list are to recruit a campaign treasurer and to get my 100 signatures to get on the ballot. After that, a lot of fundraising and a lot of door knocking, supported by developing literature and the website.

We’re putting our daughter, Camille, in daycare one extra day per week over the summer so I have time to knock on 3,000 doors in the ward over the summer. If I’m going to do this, I want to do it right and have the face-to-face time to hear what’s on voters’ minds.

Thank you all for your support!