Why I’m Running: Detroit Mayoral Challenger Coleman Young II

MI Sen. Coleman Young II, son of famed Detroiter, bids to be mayor himself, says blacks excluded from city’s rebirth.

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One of the most famous political figures In the history of Detroit is the city’s first black mayor, the late Coleman Young.

Now, as Detroiters prepare for new city elections, that famous name from the past is again on the ballot.

State Senator Coleman Young II is making a bid for the mayor’s office once held by his father.



Young tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter it’s a critical time for Detroiters to reexamine the city’s leadership.

Click the audio link above to hear Young’s story in his own words


  • Quinn Klinefelter
    Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.