Nov. 5 election: Several cities choose new mayors

Elections

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — West Michigan voters went to the polls Tuesday, choosing new mayors and commissioners and deciding on various bonds and millages.

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MAYORAL RACES

In East Grand Rapids, incumbent Amna Seibold conceded the mayoral race to challenger Katie Favale, a city commissioner.

In Holland, incumbent Mayor Nancy DeBoer lost a reelection bid to attorney Nathan Bocks.

Kalamazoo elected City Commissioner David Anderson its new mayor, WOOD TV8 projects.

Grand Haven elected City Councilman Bob Monetza.

In Grand Rapids, Mayor Rosalynn Bliss defeated a challenge from pastor Daniel Schutte, WOOD TV8 is projecting.

CITY COMMISSIONS

WOOD TV8 is projecting that Milinda Ysasi was elected to the Grand Rapids City Commission to represent the 2nd Ward.

Grand Rapids City Commissioner Jon O’Connor withstood a challenge from Allison Lutz for his 1st Ward seat, WOOD TV8 projects.

In the race to fill three spots on the Kalamazoo City Commission, Patrese Griffin, Chris Praedel and Jeanne Hess earned the most votes of the eight candidates running, WOOD TV8 is projecting. Absentee ballots have not yet been counted.

MILLAGES AND BONDS

WOOD TV8 is projecting that a ballot proposal to increase a millage to fund Grand Rapids city parks improvements and make it permanent will pass.

In Hudsonville, a 30-year, nearly $140 million bond to build new buildings to accommodate growth passed with about 70% of the vote. The bond will not increase taxes because the population of the area has increased so much.

In Kalamazoo County, a 20-year, $165 millage to fund career and technical education is projected to pass.

A nearly $40 million bond for Schoolcraft Community Schools failed.

In Lowell, a proposed income tax to fund road repairs did not succeed.

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