Meet Richard Clanton

Richard can be counted on!  He has worked over 20 years for Sears.  Richard graduated from Oakland University with a bachelors degree in Sociology.  He is an active member at the Word of Faith Christian Center located in Kentwood.

“Representation and communication should be a two way street.
My goal is to provide representation and increase communication
Between the citizens of Kentwood and City Hall. All voices must be
heard when it concerns your taxes, your safety and your City’s fiscal Responsibility”.

-Richard Clanton

Learn more about The Clantons


2012: Grand Rapids Times Local News In Review

PDF DownloadRichard Clanton's coronation appeared on the Grand Rapids Times Center Pages.  The pages are available for viewing on the Grand Rapids Time's Website.  Click Here
Richard Clanton Christens the New WKTV Truck


Your Voice: Delivered to Congress

Published on Dec 13, 2012
— Fix the Debt supporters recently went to Washington with the voice of 300,000 Americans to meet members of Congress and urge our political leaders to make our national debt a top priority. "We can move these politicians to be about the jobs they were sent here to do. Not to just represent their constituents, but to build a better America for us all."

Support Fix the Debt today and sign the Citizen's Petition:


Haris Alibasic of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Commissioner Ruth Kelly and Kentwood Former Mayor Richard Clanton Attend Michigan Municipal League 2013 Convention in Detroit

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flickrTaken on September 16, 2013 — The Michigan Municipal League’s 2013 Convention took place in Detroit Sept. 17-20, 2013. It was unlike any other Convention. We had many awards and recognitions, an array of lively mobile workshops (think field trips on steroids), a food truck lunch/outing, dozens of education sessions on numerous topics, including the state budget, city-college relationships, medical marijuana ordinances, Detroit’s bankruptcy, changes to the state’s personal property tax, grants and loans, lean and local urbanism and the secrets to strategic economic growth.  continue reading on flickr


Critical Dates

  • Primary Election:
    First Tuesday in August
    (if required)
  • General Election:
    First Tuesday in November
  • City Elections are Non-Partisan
    City Elections are held in the Odd Year:
         Primary -
              first Tuesday following first Monday in August.
         General -
              first Tuesday following first Monday in