Journal voters to elect city leaders on Nov. 7

Mount Clemens-Clinton-Harrison Journal | Published October 11, 2023


MOUNT CLEMENS — In the Journal’s coverage area, voters will elect members of the Mount Clemens City Commission on Nov. 7. Candidates were asked, in 75 words or fewer, to state their top goal(s) if elected. The answers are printed verbatim. (I) indicates that the candidate is an incumbent.

The office of Mount Clemens mayor and one partial term on the City Commission were uncontested.


Mount Clemens Mayor
One candidate is running for one two-year term.

Laura Kropp (I)
Running unopposed.



Mount Clemens City Commission
Four candidates running for three four-year terms.


Spencer Calhoun

Age: 20

Occupation: Organizing Specialist - Michigan AFL-CIO

Municipality of residence: Mount Clemens

For how long: 3 Years

Online campaign information:

Education: High School, Techincal School (Mechatronics and Robotics)

Previously and currently held elected offices: N/A

Top goals: I’m focused on promoting economic development throughout Mt. Clemens by attracting and retaining new businesses while continuing our investment in the downtown area. I’ll work with our residents to develop a comprehensive, fair, and long-term plan to rebuild our outdated infrastructure. In addition, I am committed to supporting our neighborhoods by investing in our parks, community centers, and neighborhood clubs.


Ronald Campbell (I)

Age: 64

Occupation: Retired Public School Teacher (Government & Psychology)

Municipality of residence: Mount Clemens

For how long: Born in Mount Clemens, home owner here past 23 years.

Online campaign information: I do not have any online information.

Education: Associates from Macomb, Bachelors in Education from Oakland University and a Masters in Education from Saginaw Valley University.

Previously and currently held elected offices: Have been a member of the Mount Clemens City Commission since 2007.

Top goals: My top goals since I was first elected has been fighting blight. Nobody wants to live in a city that does not look clean. Through a fair and new uniform Code Enforcement ordinance we have been able to make great headway in making Mount Clemens a better and beautiful city to attract new homeowners and business. People want a clean and safe city. Financial accountability, spending our resident’s money wisely.


Theresa Scruggs McGarity

Age: 56

Occupation: Senior Office Assistant for Macomb Community Action Center

Municipality of residence: Mt Clemens, Macomb County

For how long: Lifetime

Online campaign information:

Education: Mt Clemens High School Graduate of 1985, Minor College Studies

Previously and currently held elected offices: Mt Clemens City Traffic and Safety Commissioner , Commissioner for Mt Clemens Housing

Top goals: The importance of engaging with residents, promoting transparency in decision-making processes, and ensuring that community voices are heard and considered in policy development is key. I fully support initiatives such as town hall meetings, community forums, and online platforms to encourage citizen participation and to promote youth activities as well as senior activities and a resource center for our residents.


Jill Towner Yore

Age: 65

Occupation: Registered Nurse. Privileged to lead important Community Health work in Macomb County for Henry Ford Health

Municipality of residence: Mount Clemens

For how long: Lifelong resident

Online campaign information: No answer given.

Education: Masters Degree

Previously and currently held elected offices: none

Top goals: My goals include ensuring fiscal and economic stability for our great city; safeguarding the love of Mount Clemens for generations to come. Additionally, ensuring a thriving, vibrant downtown with flourishing neighborhoods is a goal. Most importantly I plan to work alongside of all community members, understanding no one can do this work alone. I support a new narrative that champions efforts encouraging a love for our city where all people contribute to their local community.



Mount Clemens City Commission (partial term)
One candidate is running for one partial term ending Nov. 10, 2025.

Erik Rick (I)
Running unopposed.