GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grand Rapids City Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss says she would not be running for mayor if incumbent George Heartwell wasn't term limited and unable to run for reelection.
"If Mayor Heartwell would have run again, I would have gladly supported him," says Bliss. "He has done a great job leading our city."
But Mayor Heartwell must leave office at the end of the year, so on Wednesday Commissioner Bliss announced she is running to replace him.
"I believe the city is on a positive trajectory," she says. "We are the bright spot in this entire state. Maintaining that is going to be critical."