I'm grateful to have the unanimous endorsement from several of our former First Ward City Commissioners, including Walt Gutowski Jr., Dave Shaffer, James Jendrasiak, and Jim Kozak! Their legacy of leadership spans all the way back to the early 1980's.
I am humbled to have their unified support in believing my priorities will be the most effective in creating a better quality of life for all people.
Their support is in addition to endorsements from many more community leaders, business owners, union organizations, and elected officials (both past and current). These individuals believe in our City, believe in my mission, and have committed to partnering with me through ongoing dialogue and support.
DAVE SHAFFER -- former City Commissioner (1st Ward)
WALT GUTOWSKI JR. -- former City Commissioner (1st Ward)
JAMES JENDRASIAK -- former City Commissioner (1st Ward)
JIM KOZAK -- former City Commissioner (1st Ward)
MICHELLE LAJOYE-YOUNG -- Kent County Sheriff
ERIC PAYNE -- former Chief of Police, GRPD
TOM POSTMUS -- former Kent County Commissioner (West Side)
MIKE DEVRIENDT -- former Kent County Commissioner (West Side)
LUPE RAMOS-MONTIGNY -- former State Board of Education, community leader
MERCEDES TOOHEY -- community leader
JOHNNY BRANN SR. -- community leader, 1st Ward business owner
GRAND RAPIDS FIREFIGHTERS
GRAND RAPIDS POLICE OFFICER'S ASSOCIATION
GRAND RAPIDS CHAMBER PAC
GREATER REGIONAL ALLIANCE OF REALTORS
VOTE COMMON GOOD: WEST MICHIGAN
... and dozens more union leaders, non-profit workers, business owners, and community leaders who have united behind my priorities!
"We need Drew on the City Commission. He will continue the legacy of responsive service leadership for our Ward. He has our full support!"
-- Dave Shaffer & Walt Gutowski Jr., former City Commissioners (1st Ward)