Mary Balkema is cleary the best choice for Kalamazoo County treasurer (Letter)
Mary Balkema is clearly the best choice for Kalamazoo County treasurer. She has been doing the job for six years, and is doing it well. She established the Kalamazoo County Land Bank and has managed our county's money wisely. She is honest, smart, and a tireless worker for our county. She has experience in business and on the Kalamazoo City Commission that adds to her effectiveness.
Balkema's opponent, Grace Borgfjord, does not have anywhere near the same financial experience. She also twice supported massive tax hikes in the Mattawan school district that were twice rejected by the voters. She is out of touch with the citizens of Kalamazoo County and she should not be put in charge of Kalamazoo County's financial resources.