2023 Election




  • (1) Ward I Commissioner
  • (1) Ward II Commissioner
  • (1) Ward III Commissioner
  • (1) Ward IV Commissioner


Candidate List
City Elections 2023
4-Year Terms


Primary Election – August 8, 2023

A primary election will be held for Ward II and Ward IV, where the number of candidates is more than two times the number of positions to be elected.

The top two vote getters will appear on the ballot for the General Election.


General Election – November 7, 2023

The top two vote getters from the Primary in Ward II and Ward IV and all other candidates listed below will appear on the ballot in their respective Wards.


Ward I Commissioner

No Candidate

Ward II Commissioner 

Mike Gallavin

Willie German, Jr.

Jeanette Burt-Moore

Ward III Commissioner

Destinee Keener

Ward IV Commissioner

John “JC” Carey

Teresa Emory

Katrina Kochin


Candidates that wish to file as a write-in candidate for a Ward Commissioner positions appearing on the  November 7, 2023 City Election ballot must file a Write-in Candidate Declaration of Intent Form with the Muskegon City Clerk no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2023

Michigan Campaign Finance

All candidates must file a Statement of Organization for Candidate Committee with the Muskegon County Clerk if one has not already been filed. Each candidate is responsible for reporting contributions and expenditures related to their campaign in the appropriate format and in compliance with the laws of the State of Michigan. You can contact the Muskegon County Clerk at (231) 724-6425.