election 2013

12:44 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

New Portage City Council has to pick a new member

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Elizabeth Campbell stepped down in August. She has since been charged with embezzling money from the Portage Rotary Club
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - As the city of Portage winds down its 50th anniversary celebration, the newly elected leadership begins deciding who will be the seventh member of the Portage City Council. With Claudette Reid and Terry Urban re-elected Tuesday to new four-year terms and former Councilman Nasim Ansari returning, the three City Council members along with re-elected Mayor Pete Strazdas will be sworn in Nov. 19
2013 election
7:24 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Election round up

Credit WMUK

Elections results from around Southwest Michigan on Tuesday. 

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6:33 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Benton Harbor voters reject city income tax

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Proposal would have required city residents and business to pay 1% income tax, non-residents would have paid 0.5%
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor voters on Tuesday turned down a city income tax, which supporters had hailed as a solution for various financial woes but which critics had said would discourage businesses from locating in the city. The proposal lost by 124 votes.
6:05 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Two incumbents re-elected, former city council member elected again in Portage

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Mayor Pete Strazdas ran unopposed
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Two incumbents and a former council member were elected for the next four years to the Portage City Council in Tuesday's city elections. Claudette Reid, the current mayor pro-tem who was seeking her third term, was the top vote getter in the election, tallying 2,531 votes.
6:00 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Consolidation vote fails in Saugatuck and Douglas

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Both cities had to approve proposal for merger to move forward
Saugatuck and Douglas will remain two separate cities after voters turned down a consolidation proposal Tuesday night.

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