SW Michigan

5:56 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Two incumbents defeated in Battle Creek

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Retired police officer Mike Sherzer wins open seat in Ward 4
Two incumbents were ousted Tuesday as Battle Creek voters opted for a newcomer and a former representative to be on their next city commission. Ward 3 Commissioner Sherry Sofia, who regained her seat in 2011 after losing the previous election, was knocked off the commission again, this time by political newcomer Dean Newsome.
5:48 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Hopewell remains Kalamazoo Mayor, Anderson to become Vice-Mayor

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Hopewell and Anderson ran joint campaign for city commission
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
All six incumbent commissioners won re-election. Newcomer Jack Urban, a former Kalamazoo County commissioner, also was given a seat on the commission. "I'm so excited Vice Mayor-elect Anderson is in the position he'll be in," Hopewell said at his election night party. "It will create a different energy and synergy leading the commission."
Election 2013
8:30 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Election night

Credit WMUK

Polls have closed and votes are being counted. 

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4:45 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Trail to connect downtown South Haven and Van Buren State Park

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The open house for the project will be Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the South Haven City Hall.
SOUTH HAVEN, MI - City officials and residents this week will discuss a plan to create a bicycle path connecting downtown South Haven to Van Buren State Park. An open house for the Van Buren County Trail Project is slated for 5 to 7 p.m.
9:26 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Kalamazoo Township trustee announces campaign for state House

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Pamela Goodacre running for seat held by fellow Democrat Sean McCann. He is running for state Senate next year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo Township Trustee Pamela Goodacre has announced she will join a contested field of Democrats in the race for the 60th District state House seat in 2014. Goodacre becomes the third Democrat -- along with Kalamazoo County Commissioner David Buskirk and Jon Hoadley -- vying for the seat.

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