Bill Saxton Endorsed by the Entire East Grand Rapids City Commission & Mayor

Released at: August 11, 2020
Contact: Bill Saxton

East Grand Rapids, MI -- East Grand Rapids Mayor Katie Favale and Commissioners John Arendhorst, Claudine Duncan, Karey Hamrick, Bradley Hecksel, Kris Pachla, and Bryan Walters have endorsed Bill Saxton for State Representative for Michigan’s 73rd district. Saxton’s slew of endorsements, outstanding fundraising numbers, and robust community organizing program demonstrate substantial progress toward victory in November.

“My wife Barb and I are proud to call East Grand Rapids home,” said Saxton. “We’re raising our three young children here, and we’re invested in the future of our community. I feel honored to have earned the trust of our local leaders.”

Commissioner Karey Hamrick, small business owner and liaison to the Gaslight Village Business Association, appreciates Saxton's own business experience. "Bill understands that a successful business district is key to a successful community. We've had many discussions about the challenges our own Gaslight Village has faced since the COVID-19 outbreak began, and I'm confident he'll put his experience to work for us in Lansing."

Mayor Katie Favale lauded Saxton’s ability to find common ground. “Bill is a practical leader. I’m confident he’ll work with both Democrats and Republicans who are serious about finding solutions to our community’s foremost issues. The current crisis calls for problem-solvers, not partisans.”

“Our campaign is about moving past Lansing gridlock to do the right thing for our families,” Saxton shared. “We will protect our schools from devastating budget cuts. We will work with our small-business community to keep employees on payroll and reduce shutdowns. We will reduce the costs of prescription drugs and pass protections for people with pre-existing conditions at the state level. It’s time for the legislature to work for Michigan’s hardworking families.”


Bill Saxton is a small business owner, father of three, and Democrat running for State Representative to represent the City of East Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Charter Township, and the townships of Cannon, Courtland, Nelson, Oakfield, Plainfield, and Spencer. For more information, visit