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Detroit By the Numbers: The 2017 Detroit Elections

The lone challenger to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan in next year’s election now says she’s withdrawing from the race.

Devonna Harvey tells WDET in an email that she is in the process of dissolving her candidate committee.

I will not be moving forward with running for mayor of Detroit,” she says.

Harvey filed her committee’s “Statement of Organization” in August, and in October she told the Detroit Free Press that running for mayor was “something I heard in prayer that I should do.”

She declined to further discuss her campaign with WDET.

Her withdrawal leaves Duggan with no challengers, according to filings with the Wayne County Campaign Finance System.

The deadline to submit a petition to run for Detroit Mayor is April 25. The primary is August 8, and the general election is November 7.

Image credit: Wayne County Campaign Finance Information System

This post is a part of Detroit by the Numbers.

WDET is putting Detroit’s urban — and suburban — data myths to the test, separating fact from fiction.  

Detroit by the Numbers is produced by WDET 101.9 FM and is powered by the Detroit Journalism Cooperative. Support for this project comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Renaissance Journalism’s Michigan Reporting Initiative and the Ford Foundation.




About the Author

Sandra Svoboda

Special Assignments Manager

Recovering Bankruptcy Reporter/Blogger looking forward to chronicling regional revitalization on-air, digitally and through community engagement.   Follow @WDETSandra

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