Why I’m Running: Detroit Mayoral Incumbent Mike Duggan

Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo/WDET

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

Image credit: Quinn Klinefelter/WDET

This post is a part of 2017 Local Elections: How’s metro Detroit doing?.

This series includes WDET's coverage of candidates' in local elections -- including Detroit's mayoral, clerk and council races.

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.


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