Margie Teall (Ward 4) was selected mayor pro tem by the majority of her Ann Arbor city council colleagues at their Nov. 18, 2013 meeting. That was the first meeting of the council with its post-election composition, when it’s required to select a mayor pro tem and an order of succession.
The order of succession to mayor John Hieftje, after Teall, is first by seniority, then alphabetically: Mike Anglin (Ward 5), Sabra Briere (Ward 1), Christopher Taylor (Ward 3), Stephen Kunselman (Ward 3), Jane Lumm (Ward 2), Sally (Hart) Petersen (Ward 2), Sumi Kailasapathy (Ward 1), Chuck Warpehoski (Ward 5) and Jack Eaton (Ward 4).
Teall’s selection as mayor pro tem came over dissent from Kailasapathy, Lumm, Kunselman, Eaton and Anglin. Those five had preferred Lumm for that position.
This brief was filed from the city council’s chambers on the second floor of city hall, located at 301 E. Huron. A more detailed report will follow: [link]