Why I’m Running: Detroit Mayoral Incumbent Mike Duggan

Detroit Mayor Duggan, seeking second term, says downtown investment post-bankruptcy must now reach neighborhoods.

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Next week Detroit voters head to the polls to choose the city’s mayor, council members and City Clerk.

Incumbent Mayor Mike Duggan is facing a challenge from state Senator Coleman Young II.

Duggan has spent much of his campaign appearing at events showcasing what he calls new investment in Detroit’s workforce and new development in the city’s neighborhoods.




Duggan sat down with WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter at a park in the Woodbridge neighborhood to outline his vision for Detroit’s future and what drove the mayor to seek the top job in city government in the first place.

Click the audio link above to hear Duggan’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.