Portage

Portage City Hall - file photo
WMUK

While Portage voters were electing leaders Tuesday, the city manager was getting a vote of confidence. 

Greyson Steele / WMUK

Portage has a new mayor. Unofficial results of Tuesday's election show Patricia Randall defeating fellow City Council member Nasim Ansari 4,235 votes to 3,628. Randall must resign her Council seat to take the mayor's position. Ansari will also leave the City Council because his seat was up for election. It will be taken by newcomer Lori Knapp. Incumbents Claudette Reid and Terry Urban won new four terms.

Andy Robins / WMUK

On November 7, voters in the City of Portage will select a new mayor and fill three seats on the City Council. WMUK invited the candidates to speak at a public forum at the Portage District Library on Wednesday, October 4, in cooperation with the Institute for Government and Politics at Western Michigan University's Department of Political Science.


"PORTAGE, MI -Supporters and opponents of a proposed Portage non-discrimination ordinance showed their passion as more than 50 people turned out to express their views on whether the city should have a law to protect gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender individuals." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"PORTAGE, MI - The Portage Human Services Board will have a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday on a proposed non-discrimination ordinance that would protect in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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