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

AnnMarie Scaramuzzino/WDET

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

Image credit: Jake Neher/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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