Bob Jones (2007-2010)
Robert "Bob" B. Jones (April 22, 1944 – October 17, 2010) served four consecutive terms as the Mayor of Kalamazoo from 1997 to 2005, before being elected to the Michigan State House of Representatives in 2006 and 2008, representing the 60th District. He was a candidate for the Michigan Senate's 20th district in the November 2, 2010 election, until his death just 16 days before.
Sandy Lipsey (2001-2006)
Alexander "Sandy" Lipsey was a member of the Michigan State House of Representatives, representing the 60th District from 2001to 2006. On July 20, 2007, Lipsey was appointed by Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to replace Justice Philip Schaefer on the Kalamazoo CountyCircuit Court.
Ed LaForge (1995-2000)
Mary Brown (1977-1994)
Howard Wolpe (1973-1976)
Howard Eliot Wolpe III (November 3, 1939 – October 25, 2011) was a seven-term U.S. Representative from Michigan and Presidential Special Envoy to the African Great Lakes Region in the Clinton Administration, where he led the United States delegation to the Arusha and Lusaka peace talks, which aimed to end civil wars in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Prior to entering the Congress, Wolpe served in the Michigan House of Representatives and as a member of the Kalamazoo City Commission. In 1994, he won the Democratic nomination for Governor of Michigan and selected one of his former rivals in the Democratic primary, State SenatorDebbie Stabenow (now a US Senator), as his nominee for Lieutenant Governor. The Wolpe-Stabenow ticket lost the general election to incumbent Governor John Engler and Lieutenant Governor Connie Binsfeld.