GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Incumbent Rosalynn Bliss has become the first person to formally announce a bid for Grand Rapids mayor in this year’s election.
Bliss became Grand Rapids' first female mayor when she took office on Jan. 1, 2016. She previously severed as the Second Ward city commissioner for 10 years.
“I am proud of all that we have accomplished since 2015. I am proud of our City and of how our progress represents contributions from citizens from across Grand Rapids," Bliss said in a statement released Monday. "We have moved the needle in a positive direction for many, but there is still a lot of work to do to make sure that more residents share in the success of our City and region."
The election will be held in fall 2019.
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