The Latest: Young concedes to Duggan in Detroit mayor’s race
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on Detroit mayoral election (all times local):
State Sen. Coleman Young II has conceded to incumbent Mike Duggan in Detroit’s mayoral election.
Young, the son of Detroit’s first black mayor Coleman A. Young, told supporters Tuesday night that even though his campaign “came up short, this is just the beginning.”
Duggan also received the most votes in the nonpartisan August primary. He first was elected in 2013, just after a state-appointed manager took Detroit into bankruptcy. The city exited bankruptcy in December 2014 and restructured or got rid of billions of dollars in debt.
The win allows Duggan to continue his aggressive blight removal plan which, so far, has seen more than 10,000 vacant houses torn down. He also has focused on improving neighborhoods, working with banks and foundations on home-buying and renovation programs.
Voters in Detroit will decide whether to keep Mike Duggan as mayor for another four years or to replace him with a state senator whose father was the city’s first black mayor.
State Sen. Coleman Young II is challenging Duggan in Tuesday’s general election. City elections officials have said 13 to 18 percent of registered voters are expected to cast ballots.
Duggan got more than 67 percent of the vote to Young’s nearly 27 percent in the nonpartisan August primary. Both are Democrats.
Duggan is the former chief of the Detroit Medical Center. He was first elected in 2013, months after a state-appointed manager filed for Detroit’s historic bankruptcy.
Young was elected to the Michigan Senate in 2010. His father, Coleman A. Young, served 20 years as mayor.