Grand Rapids elects two city commissioners

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The City of Grand Rapids will likely have two new city commissioners starting in 2018.

Kurt Reppart notched just over 52% of the vote in the 1st Ward and avoids a run-off election in November.  Any candidate getting over 50% of the vote in the primary, automatically wins, as stated in the city charter.  He replaces Dave Shaffer who is leaving office due to term limits.

In the 2nd Ward, Joe Jones received 2,998 votes, which is 50.6% of the total.  Tami VandenBerg received 1,961 (33.1%) and Michael Farage received 965 (16.3%)  Since the race was close to 50%, the results are still being certified.

To see the results, click here.

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  • learnedmylesson25

    I just want to express my opinion that by not voting Catherine Mish in,voters have condemned the West Side to a continued decline in home values and a rise in crime and diversity.Diverse neighborhoods are not successful,and in fact bring the a formerly good section of the city down.These ex pastors (like Heartwell)and Reppart are too soft on minority crime and too willing to allow an influx of thugs to move into areas THEY DON’T LIVE IN.The neighborhoods will put up murals celebrating more blacks in the area,the crime will increase (both drugs and murder)and more whites will move out.Your future Grand Rapids.You voted for it.

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