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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

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City Manager - Kenneth P. Collard

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City Clerk - Scott A. Borling

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Clerk and Registrar - Timothy A. Snow

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Commissioner - John Patrick Taylor

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Commissioner - M. Jeff Heppler

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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

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Commissioner - Barbara Hamilton-Miller

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Commissioner - Stephanie L. Moore

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Commissioner - David Anderson

Proposal 1 on the August ballot involves "a reasonable, bipartisan compromise" to resolve long-standing concerns about Michigan's personal property tax , says Kalamazoo City 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

Kalamazoo City Planning Commissioner Rico White, left, former Kalamazoo County Commissioner Robert Barnard and current Kalamazoo City Commissioner Stephanie Moore are each seeking the Democratic nomination for the District 1 seat on the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners.
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Commissioner - Nasim H. Ansari

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Commissioner - Grady Biby

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Commissioner - David Maturen

County Commission Chair David Maturen has served the citizens of Kalamazoo County in township and county capacities for the last 26 years.
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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

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County Administrator - Doug Cultra

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County Clerk - Tina Leary

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Representative - Fred Upton

Party: Republican

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State Representative - James Bolger

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Margaret O'Brien

Party: Republican

Voters looking for information on Proposal 1 that will appear on the Aug. 5 primary ballot can have questioned answered at an informational session being held Wednesday by state Rep. Margaret O'Brien.
Two local elected officials and a former state Senator publicly endorsed Republican state House hopeful David Maturen for the 63rd Michigan House District Thursday.
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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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