Advocacy and Public Policy2021-08-12T16:01:58+00:00

Advocacy and Public Policy

Candidate Questionnaires

The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg does not endorse candidates.  We do feel it important that voters have an opportunity to learn about candidates from multiple sources and urge voters to fully explore candidates platforms.  The August 3rd primary ballot for Grand Haven City voters will have five candidates running for Grand Haven City Council, four will advance to the General Election in November and five candidates for the Grand Haven Board of Light and Power of which four will advance to the General Election.  There are two candidates for Mayor that will be on the ballot in November.

All candidates running for City Council, including the Mayoral candidates, as well as Board of Light and Power candidates were sent a questionnaire from the Chamber.  If a candidate did not return a completed form, we will list their name noting that a questionnaire was not returned. We hope these questionnaires will help Grand Haven voters make important decisions as they head to the polls in November.

Grand Haven City Council Candidates
General Election November 2, 2021

  1. Mike Dora
  2. Dennis Scott       No survey returned
  3. Karen Lowe
  4. Kevin McLaughlin

Mayoral Candidates 
General Election, November 2, 2021

  1. Bob Monetza
  2. Catherine McNally

Grand Haven Board of Light and Power Candidates
General Election, November 2, 2021

  1. Andy Cawthon
  2. Andrea Hendrick
  3. Geri McCaleb
  4. Mike Westbrook

The Public Policy Committee meets monthly to examine, investigate and make recommendations to The Chamber board regarding current legislative issues. Please contact Joy Gaasch for more information at 616.842.4910.

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