Duggan is ready to dig in as mayor

By Jill Ciampa

After a complicated run to be on the ballot and become mayor, Mike Duggan succeeded in winning the election and will be in the position in January when David Bing steps down.   He won the election with a 55% to the 45% of runner-up Wayne County Sherriff Benny Napoleon.

Still, with Kevyn Orr as the Emergency Financial Manager, Duggan will not have much to do in office. Duggan and Orr propose to meet soon and discuss what Duggan’s plans are. Duggan is going to do his best with all the high anticipations.

“…I expect to raise expectations… I’m a person who recruits a team. When I came into the Detroit Medical Center I didn’t have a hospital background, but I recruited a very talented group of leaders. I’m confident I could recruit a very talented group of leaders who could turn the city administration around,” Duggan told Jeff Wattrick of political website, Deadline Detroit.

Duggan intends to begin by making Detroit a bit brighter. Streetlights will be again shining, vacant buildings will be occupied, violence will be reduced, and neighborhoods will become stronger.

For all of the different areas that Duggan plans on tackling, he wants each area to be worked on as a whole and not broken apart into separate tasks. He wants each area to be aided together.

Despite his loss, Napoleon plans to continue to work to improve life for Detroiters. “I have been serving this community for 39 years now and I’m not about to stop. I’m gonna keep fighting for Detroit and fighting for the people.”

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