Portage city Council


Voters in Portage will elect a mayor and three members to the City Council on November third. All of the candidates participated in a forum on Wednesday September 30th hosted by the Kalamazoo Gazette.


"PORTAGE, MI – Five people will contend for three Portage City Council seats and Portage Mayor Pete Strazdas is unopposed in the Nov. 3 elections." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"PORTAGE, MI – Portage Mayor Pete Strazdas will seek a sixth term in the November elections. The filing deadline is 4 p.m. July 21 for candidates interested in running for Portage mayor and Portage City Council on Nov. 3. Strazdas is the first to announce." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Council members say they will hold their first "committee of the whole" session to discuss issues at their meeting January 20.

Larry Shaffer will be paid a base salary of $130,000