Why I'm Running

I am running for the 7th District (City of Grandville and the north part of Wyoming) of the Kent County Commission, the county’s legislative and policy-making body. I envision a community that:

  • Protects our water, air, and environment
  • Increases and expands access to county parks and recreation
  • Advocates for public health
  • Strives for an economy that uplifts everyone

Kent County is a great place to live and work and I am excited to serve the community.

About Jane Newton

I grew up in Northwest Illinois and moved to Michigan to attend Grand Valley State University where I earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations and a master’s degree in communications. Currently, I'm employed as a digital asset and compliance manager.

My husband, Michael, and I moved to Grandville in 2012. We love spending time outside with our rescue dog, Porter, on Kent Trails and at city and county parks.

I am passionate about protecting the environment and our watershed, reducing waste, and preserving natural resources. I currently serve as the vice-chair of Grandville’s Environmental Sustainability Committee.

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  • State Senator Winnie Brinks
  • State Representative Rachel Hood
  • State Representative David LaGrand
  • County Commissioner Phil Skaggs
  • County Commissioner Stephen Wooden
  • Martha Stout Vermeulen
  • Rev. Vern Hoffman
  • Kent County Black Caucus
  • Citizens for Preserving Kent County Farms
  • IBEW Local 275
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan
  • Progressive Women's Alliance
  • Sierra Club
  • UAW
  • West Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council

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