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Kalamazoo Politics

Information about politics and local officials in Kalamazoo.


Mayor - Bobby J. Hopewell


Street address: City Commission 241 W. South Street Kalamazoo , MI 49007 (


Phone: 269) 337-8046 (269) 337-8182 fax

Do you approve of Bobby J. Hopewell as Mayor?

City Manager - Kenneth P. Collard

Do you approve of Kenneth P. Collard as City Manager?

City Clerk - Scott A. Borling

Do you approve of Scott A. Borling as City Clerk?

Clerk and Registrar - Timothy A. Snow

Do you approve of Timothy A. Snow as Clerk and Registrar?

Commissioner - John Patrick Taylor

Do you approve of John Patrick Taylor as Commissioner?

Commissioner - M. Jeff Heppler

Do you approve of M. Jeff Heppler as Commissioner?

Commissioner - Susan Hammond

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Commissioner - John Zull

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Commissioner - John A. Nieuwenhuis

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Commissioner - Carolyn Alford

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Commissioner - Sean McCann

The recount -- which confirmed state Sen. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, defeated former state Rep. Sean McCann, D-Kalamazoo, by 61 votes -- is estimated to have cost slightly more than $10,000 in direct and indirect costs, according to Kalamazoo County Clerk Tim Snow.
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Commissioner - Barbara Hamilton-Miller

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Commissioner - Stephanie L. Moore

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Commissioner - David Anderson

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Commissioner - Hannah J. McKinney

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Commissioner - Don Cooney

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Commissioner - Ann Niewenhuis

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Commissioner - Donald Hanson

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Commissioner - Brian Johnson

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Commissioner - Michael D. Quinn

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Commissioner - Mike Toth

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Commissioner - James Ray

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Commissioner - Deb Buchholtz-Hiemstra

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Commissioner - David Buskirk

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Commissioner - Thomas Erdmann

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Commissioner - Robert Barnard

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Commissioner - Nasim H. Ansari

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Commissioner - Grady Biby

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Commissioner - David Maturen

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Commissioner - Franklin C. Thompson

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Commissioner - Richard Freestone

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Commissioner - Jack C. Urban

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Commissioner - Chris Randall

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Commissioner - Jeff Balkema

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Controller and County Administrator - Peter Battani

The first task for the new county board chairman and vice chairman will be filling the county administrator position that's been vacant since October following the resignation of Peter Battani, both Taylor, D-Kalamazoo, and Heppler, R-Richland, said.
Do you approve of Peter Battani as Controller and County Administrator?

County Administrator - Doug Cultra

Do you approve of Doug Cultra as County Administrator?

County Clerk - Tina Leary

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Representative - Fred Upton

Party: Republican

The event will open at 1:15 p.m. for refreshments and networking. Upton is expected to speak between 1:30 and 2:45 p.m, according to a press release issued by Kalamazoo County Advocates for Senior Issues, the organization hosting the event.
Do you approve of Fred Upton as Representative?

State Representative - James Bolger

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Margaret O'Brien

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Aric Nesbitt

Party: Republican

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State Senator - John Proos

Party: Republican

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State Senator - Tonya Schuitmaker

Party: Republican

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