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Dear Supporters:

A huge heartfelt thanks to all of you. Whether you hosted a yard sign, volunteered to knock doors with me, or generously contributed to my campaign, your efforts were truly the difference in our 163-vote win!

Our victory on August 7th cinched the Democratic nomination, but there is still a General Election on November 7th to certify our seat at the table. The swearing in ceremony will be on Monday, November 19th in Council Chambers.

In the period between now and November 19th, I will be preparing for my role as your Council member. I am humbled by the outcome of the primary and the responsibility that comes with becoming an elected official.

I will need your help to move things forward in a way that pulls all parts of our community together. We need to be bigger people and better people. We need to reach across the aisle and work with folks who think differently than we do and make our city work for everyone.

I look forward to hearing from you; please email me at [email protected] with your thoughts and suggestions.

Welcome To My Website

My name is Ali Ramlawi and I am running in the August 7th Democratic Primary election as a candidate for City Council representing the 5th Ward. Many of you may know me as the owner of Jerusalem Garden, a downtown restaurant on E. Liberty Street.

Since last year’s general election, when I came within 200 votes of defeating the incumbent, my supporters and many residents in Ann Arbor have encouraged me to run again this year and continue the political discussion we started in August of 2017.

I am running because I believe City Council needs more voices, more views and more diversity. We deserve representation that will bring common sense back to our city government. I will remain independent of the factional parties on council and represent the concerns of my 5th Ward constituents.

I look forward to meeting and speaking with you as I campaign in your neighborhood. In the meantime, if you have questions for me, please email: [email protected].

To contact the campaign team, please complete this form; we’d love to hear from you!