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Kentwood election includes historic mayoral race
Kentwood election includes historic mayoral race

KENTWOOD, Mich.-- Voters in Kentwood will pick a new mayor Tuesday, November 5.

Sharon Brinks, an attorney who serves on the city commission, is running against Stephen Kepley, who directs Kentwood's engineering department.  The winner will represent the city as mayor for a four year term.

Mayor Richard Clanton, who is serving out the remainder of late Mayor Richard Root's term, is not run for re-election.  It's the first time since 1967 that an incumbent for mayor hasn't sought re-election.  Clanton plans to work full-time as the Chief Executive Officer of United Community Methodist House as soon as his replacement is sworn in.

Voters will also decide between Jerry DeMaagd and Steve Redmond for Ward 1 commissioner, and Maurice H. Groce and Erwin Haas for Ward 2 commissioner.

The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.