Mayor Bobby Hopewell leads candidates in Kalamazoo campaign fundraising, reports say
Local elections have been very quiet so far. Bobby Hopewell is the biggest fundraiser so far, with $24,000. He always raises and spends a lot even though he could be reelected without spending anything. Robert Cinabro is second with $12,000. He was appointed to fill a partial term on the commission. The other incumbents trail. Nicholas Boyd and Nicholas Wikar are the only challengers who have raised more than $1000.
The Portage race is pretty quiet, with Cory Bailes leading and Patricia Randall trailing.
The pro-tax-hike group in the Mattawan School district raised $2477.
The filing didn’t list itemized spending but top contributions included $500 each from Kingscott Associates Inc.,an architectural and engineering firm,and the Miller-Davis Co., a construction management firm.I'm sure those construction firms donated because they are concerned about quality schools, and not at all because they hope to get million-dollar building contracts.