Why I'm Running

Let's create a future we can be proud to hand over to the next generation. Kalamazoo is where my wife and I have always wanted to plant our roots and raise our family. Our roots run deep. We envision a city where every person can plant their feet firmly and build her or his bright future.

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Vote Nov. 5th!

Local elections see the lowest turnouts but hold the greatest impact on our lives. Make sure to vote on Tuesday, November 5.

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Get at the Root: The Issues

Kalamazoo is a community on the rise. We are the educational, cultural, arts and governmental epicenter of the region. The… Read More

Praedel Launches Bid for Kalamazoo Commission Seat

KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN— April 30, 2019 — Life resident of Kalamazoo, Chris Praedel, 33, will formally launch a bid later today… Read More