Bolter is new Kent County commissioner

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – The Kent County Board of Commissioners has appointed its latest District 5 commissioner.

Mandy Bolter of Cascade Township will fill the seat vacated by Sandi Frost Steensma, who stepped down to focus on her personal business and recent appointment to serve on the Board of Trustees for Lake Superior State University.

The Kent County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Thursday morning to appoint Bolter, who was a finalist along with Steven Cole of Lowell.

“I am honored to be part of such a great group of people, working to keep our county the best place to live, work, start a business and raise a family,” said Commissioner Bolter. “I couldn’t be more excited and anxious to get to work for the people of the 5th District.”

Botler has 16 years of experience working in public service, on local and state levels, according to a news release. She worked as the West Michigan liaison to the Michigan Senate Majority Leader from 2006 through 2009, and most recently has been the legislative director for state Rep. Peter MacGregor. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Western Michigan University, and completed the Michigan Political Leadership Program through Michigan State University.

“Ms. Bolter has a great insight into the workings of our state legislature,” said Kent County Board Chairman Dan Koorndyk. “She will be an outstanding advocate for the county and her district. We look forward to having her level of experience and knowledge help move Kent County forward.”

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