Endorsements from individuals
Bobby is an excellent leader and deserves your vote!
Bobby Hopewell has shown tremendous leadership as the Mayor of Kalamazoo. His priorities have been consistent since her first served on the Kalamazoo City Commission in 2003: jobs, safe neighborhoods, economic growth and creating a city of promise for tomorrow’s leaders. Mayor Hopewell represents and listens to individuals from every perspective. He makes decisions based on sound, practical principles. He has consistently delivered on his promises and he has had the courage to make tough decisions. His integrity, his passion for his work —his compassion for the people he represents —all speak volumes of Bobby Hopewell the man. Please vote to return Bobby Hopewell to the Kalamazoo City Commission.
I am proud to pledge my support for Mayor Bobby Hopewell in the upcoming election. He is one of few elected officials who you can actually see out in their community on a regular basis. I look forward to hearing his plans for continuing to better Kalamazoo.
He's simply the BEST!
Doug & Penny Thompson
I have know Bobby for 30 years, & even as a teenager he was a clear leader. He has proven himself to be a GREAT mayor for the city of Kalamazoo, and continues to work hard every day to improve the life of ALL of our citizens.
Great City! Great Mayor!
Mayor Hopewell has demonstrated total committment to the City of Kalamazoo and the wellbeing of his community. He understands the strengths and our problems. He is approachable, listens,and translates his understanding to action. We're lucky to have him as our mayor.
I support Mayor Hopewell. He has the vision and leadership to move Kalamazoo forward to continue to be a great community.
there is no better person than Bobby to continue to lead the Kalamazoo Community through these rough and unpredictable economic times.
Bobby Hopewell: An experienced leader for Kalamazoo
It is my pleasure to support Mayor Bobby Hopewell for re-election to the Kalamazoo City Commission. I’ve worked with Bobby over the last 30 years, both within Kalamazoo’s healthcare system and as a pubic servant. In every context, Mayor Hopewell has demonstrated his dedication to the betterment of our community.
During his early years of public service, he has served on several Kalamazoo advisory and review boards, providing him with the experience and depth needed to understand the complexities of city government. These qualities have been clearly evident in his consensus-building leadership style. Mayor Hopewell approaches issues with an open mind, seeking creative solutions to community problems.
He has consistently been a strong advocate for my Westwood neighborhood and the City of Kalamazoo as a whole. Please join me on November 8 to re-elect Mayor Bobby Hopewell to the Kalamazoo City Commission.
We are loyal supporters of Mayor Hopewell and will return to the polls in November to exercise our right to vote. For Bobby!
Dana DeLuca & Ken Greschak
Mayor Hopewell dedicates his boundless energy toward the betterment of the City of Kalamazoo. He strives to retain the vital services our city has to offer and ensures fairness in the delivery of those services to all. He is a proven concensus builder and seeks solutions to problems without tipping the balance to favor political interests, as we see in other levels of government. His experience and his commitment to Kalamazoo merit your support for him on November 8th. Please join me and cast your vote for Bobby Hopewell!
Mark A. Hoffman
For as long as I have lived in the Winchell neighborhood, I have had the pleasure of knowing Mayor Bobby Hopewell. I have known him to be a courageous leader, a supporter of the arts, a proponent of healthy living and avid supporter of our many great parks and green spaces. He is an individual who consistently acts in the best interest of his community, continually striving to create positive energy and growth all around him. Bobby's spirit is contagious and it resonates throughout the Kalamazoo community. I recognize him for his passionate work mentoring our youth, his exuberant support for local businesses and entrepreneurs and his unwavering belief that Kalamazoo is and will continue to be a great place to live, work and play. Kalamazoo is fortunate to have such an energetic, selfless and forward-thinking individual at the helm. I look forward to supporting the journey for many years!
As the City moves into an era of increasing financial challenges, we desperately need a mayor that recognizes that our community’s promise lies in improving quality of life for all. We need a mayor that has an eagle eye focus on creating the conditions for our whole community to flourish. Bobby Hopewell has the vision, leadership skills, compassion, and boldness to help us get there. There’s just one hitch—he needs all of our support, creativity, and participation. Voting is just the first step!
I am in support of Mayor Bobby Hopewell in the upcoming city commission election. I have known Mayor Hopewell for over 10 years and his enthusiasm, leadership and passion for Kalamazoo has never wavered. That enthusiasm is at an all time high right now with all the upcoming possibilities for Kalamazoo. I work in Kalamazoo and live in Portage so my support is for both communities. I appreciate Mayor Hopewell’s leadership in Kalamazoo and his passionate about building relationships with the Portage community. So get out to vote and cast your vote for Bobby Hopewell on November 8th.
As a fairly new resident of Kalamazoo, I’m excited about the direction that Mayor Bobby Hopewell is going with the city. His youthful zeal and excitement for Kalamazoo is definitely contagious. I’m appreciative of this because it’s given me a perspective that places are as exciting as one makes them.
We, as a collective whole, determine how exhilarating our experiences are within a given place; Kalamazoo is no exception, which is why I’m always proud to see Mayor Hopewell traveling the city and making his positive presence known throughout a very diverse demographic.
I applaud his ability to embrace everything from politically charged events to arts and cultural activities throughout the city. Through genuine engagement, he makes time to talk, collaborate and learn from those he comes in contact with. He is a leader, a friend and I am honored to give him my vote on November 8th.
With Warm Regards,
As you consider the candidates for Kalamazoo City Commissioner, I would strongly encourage you and your family to support the people of Kalamazoo and of Southwest Michigan by voting to re-elect Mayor Bobby J. Hopewell.
Mayor Hopewell has built relationships throughout the area to foster and develop a more responsive government to the people of Kalamazoo and the surrounding cities and townships. His leadership in so many organizations demonstrates his ability to be a public servant we can trust to effect changes needed for Kalamazoo and the surrounding area.
The Pretty Lake Camp fundraising drive is a passionate interest of Mayor Hopewell’s that has brought many people together to make a difference for area youth during the summer months.
Please vote on November 8th, to help the people of Southwest Michigan by re-electing Bobby J. Hopewell as City Commissioner and Mayor of Kalamazoo.
Be sure to submit your letter to the editor of the Kalamazoo Gazette by October 28th. Write your name, phone number, and letter to: letters@Kalamazoogazette.com
Also, leave your name and voice your support on Bobby's endorsement page.