Ex-mayor announces county commissioner bid

Former Grand Haven Mayor Roger Bergman is entering the political arena again.
Alex Doty
Mar 30, 2012


The 65-year-old on Wednesday announced he was a candidate for the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners in District 10 — which covers Grand Haven’s precincts 1, 2 and 4; Grand Haven Township precinct 4; Spring Lake village and township; and Ferrysburg.

“For a long time, I’ve thought that I’d enjoy representing Northwest Ottawa County in county government,” Bergman said.

Bergman did not seek re-election during the last city election in 2011. He served on City Council for 12 years, the last eight as mayor.

Bergman said he felt that now was a good time to begin representing people of Northwest Ottawa County.

“I’ve held off because I felt there was good representation from Jane Ruiter and Denny Swartout,” he said.

According to Bergman, both Ruiter and Swartout are not running for re-election to their county board seats this year.

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And the taxpayers foot the bill for another retirement. Enjoy the extra $ and the health benefits...Now that Swartouts wife can get her pension, Roger is next in line.


I got no problem with that. He has the track record to start with. All I can say is good luck. -
Joe Aldeguer


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