Grosse Pointe WoodsFilipino-American Kevin Ketels is seeking reelection as councilman of Grosse Pointe Woods City.

In announcing his bid for reelection, Ketels said, “I would like to continue my service because I care deeply about the community where Renee and I have chosen to live and raise our family.”

Ketels sought the support of Filipino-Americans for his candidacy, saying “This will be a contested election, so I need your help getting the word out about my campaign. It takes a mighty effort from many volunteers to make this happen.”

Ketels, whose mother, Dr. Clarita Portugal-Ketels, hails from Baguio City, Philippines, launched his reelection campaign last September 18 during a kickoff event attended by several Filipino-Americans.

In appealing for support, the councilman said, “We need to put together an absentee ballot mailing, pay for postage, print flyers, print lawn signs and coordinate a literature drop.”

He also said, “We have a beautiful community. Renee and I moved here because of the excellent schools, parks, vibrant commercial district on Mack Ave., walkable/bikable neighborhoods, excellent city services and a strong sense of community.”

He thanked NaFFAA-Michigan Chairman Willie Dechavez and “all those who were able to attend our campaign kickoff event. The mayor and other council members were impressed by your enthusiasm and commitment.”