Will Leaf spoke at the July 31, 2013 public forum on the A2D2 zoning review. Photo courtesy of The Ann Arbor Chronicle. 
Will Leaf is a business owner and 2012 graduate of the University of Michigan (economics and Russian language).

Leaf has been publicly visible through his advocacy for city zoning reform – serving as architect of the policy platform for Ann Arbor city council candidates in 2013 who ran under the banner of the Mixed Use Party. He has also been publicly visible in his advocacy for privacy controls on police video surveillance.

Timeline: Will Leaf

  • April 13, 2016: Leaf is running for Ward 1, and participates in the Ford School candidate's debate.
  • Aug. 4, 2015: Leaf falls short in his bid to win the Democratic Party nomination to represent Ward 1, as incumbent Sabra Briere receives 690 votes (70.5%)  compared to Leaf's 287 (29.3%). 
  • Apr. 15, 2015: Leaf participates in the candidates debate at the Ford School.
  • Nov. 3, 2014 Leaf takes out petitions to become a candidate in the Aug. 4, 2015 Democratic primary for Ward 1 Ann Arbor city council. [Campaign website: willleaf.com ] (The incumbent for the seat to be elected would be Democrat Sabra Briere, if she chooses to stand for re-election to a fifth two-year term.)
  • 2013 Leaf co-founds Neutral Skin and Hair, a company that manufactures a mineral sunscreen and sells it online.
  • 2013 Will Leaf cofounds a group that calls itself the Mixed Use Party to field candidates for Ann Arbor city council as independents. (The Mixed Use Party is not an official political party with access to the ballot.) Candidates running under the banner of the Mixed Use Party include Jacyln Vresics (Ward 1), Conrad Brown (Ward 2) and Sam DeVarti (Ward 3). All three appear on the Nov. 4, 2013 ballot, but Vresics does not campaign actively. Neither Brown nor DeVarti prevail in their races, which are won by Jane Lumm and Stephen Kunselman, respectively.
  • 2012 Leaf obtains undergraduate degree from University of Michigan.
  • 2009-2013 Leaf advocates privacy controls for police video cameras– an effort that led to consideration on July 1, 2013 by the Ann Arbor city council of an ordinance regulating such surveillance. The council rejected the ordinance on its first reading vote.

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