"I count on Commissioner Anderson to continue to show up, listen up, stand up, speak up, and productively 'act up' for the good of us all."
"David Anderson does not hesitate to address challenging issues and has an uncanny ability to bring people together to problem-solve. He is directly involved and visible at community events and takes the concerns of city residents very seriously."
"David Anderson, along with his entire family, has worked for peace and justice for as long as I can remember. David's knowledge of the issues and his thoughtful, measured, articulate comments on the problems facing our city are very reassuring. David deserves another term on the Commission and Kalamazoo needs him."
"David Anderson has a knack for cutting to the heart of an issue to focus the discussion. I have the pleasure of working with him on housing and related issues and am struck by his commitment to the people of Kalamazoo and to finding solutions to community problems."
"I've known David Anderson since childhood, growing up in the Westwood neighborhood of Kalamazoo together. He is a stable and decent man who comes to the City Commission with no ideological axes to grind. He has realistic ideas for improving Kalamazoo economically, socially and environmentally, but realizes that local politics is mostly about pragmatic concerns of maintaining order, delivering services and resolving conflicts within fairly narrow statutory and budgetary constraints."
-Ladislav R. Hanka
"David Anderson is experienced in finance, administration and management, just as he understands human need concerns. This allows him to effectively translate needs into action and see the practical impact of decisions."
"If David Anderson accepts a responsibility, you know the job will get done. He has that kind of character. And his ability to stay on top of the issues that affect Kalamazoo and come up with creative solutions to city challenges is good for all of us."
"Many know David Anderson through his work with Kalamazoo Community Mental Health, but I know him best as president of the LIFT Foundation, Kalamazoo's main non-profit housing provider. He has consistently demonstrated ability to first carefully define a critical need and then to build the consensus to tackle it effectively. He balances energetic, forward thinking with a levelheaded, practical understanding of the issues - important capabilities for a Commissioner."
"As neighbors, we saw David Anderson as a dynamo of sorts - actively involved with the West Douglas neighborhood association, head of the PTO at his daughters' schools, a hard-working entrepreneur, a devoted family man (even winning the 'Mother' of the Year award one year!), a deeply involved citizen in the issues surrounding our Kalamazoo community and always sincerely and genuinely interested in his fellow man. In essence, David Anderson exemplifies the term 'good neighbor' in every sense of the word."
-Pamela Barrios Meyer