DETROIT -

There's another Mike in the race for Detroit mayor.

Election paperwork filed Thursday lists 31-year-old Michael Thaddeus Dugeon as a write-in candidate.

Watch: Uncut: Local 4 catches up with Mike Dugeon at barber shop

The name is very similar to that of fellow write-in candidate Mike Duggan and could come off as an attempt to confuse Duggan supporters.

Duggan, a prominent area businessman, is running as a write-in after two courts ruled he doesn't qualify for the ballot because he submitted petitions less than a year after becoming a registered voter in the city, a violation of the Detroit City Charter. He moved to Detroit from Livonia in 2012.

Read: Court: Mike Duggan can run for Detroit mayor as write-in

Dugeon has even created a Facebook campaign page and logo.

On the page, it says he's a Democrat and went to Cooley High School.

On his personal Facebook page, Dugeon is listed as a barber who works at Big D's Barber Shop.

Mike Dugeon says candidacy started as joke, but now he's serious

Meet write-in mayoral candidate Mike Dugeon

IT. OUR SANDRA ALI REPORTING LIVE FROM ANN ARBOR. Devin: MIKE DUGGAN BUSINESSMAN, KNOWS ABOUT CUTTING COSTS. MIKE DUGEON, SKILL FOR CUTTING HAIR. BOTH WRITE-IN CANDIDATES. WHY WOULD THE BARBER JUMP INTO POLITICS? HE SAYS CANDIDACY IS NO JOKE. Kevin: WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO RUN FOR MAYOR? INITIALLY, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE -- HAVE A LITTLE FUN WITH IT. BUT I MIGHT SAY SOMETHING THAT MATTERS, NOW. I'VE GOT THE STAGE, SO TO SPEAK. Devin: SOME ARE CALLING THIS A CHEAP POLITICAL TRICK TO STEAL VOTES FROM MIKE DUGGAN. KEVIN DIETZ ASKED DUGGAN WHAT HE THINKS OF ALL THIS. AND HE SUSPECTS THIS WAS NOT DUGEON'S IDEA. Kevin: EVERYBODY IS POINTING FINGERS ALL OVER THE PLACE. AND MIKE DUGGAN SAID IT'S A PROFESSIONAL HIT. ALL OF IT IS FAR TOO PROFESSIONAL FOR A BARBER TO WAKE UP ONE MORNING AND SAY, I WANT TO RUN FOR MAYOR. ? Kevin: WILL THE REAL MIKE DUGGAN PLEASE STAND UP. THIS IS MIKE DUGGAN, THE POPULAR WRITE-IN CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR. THIS IS MIKE DUGEON, THE NEW WRITE-IN CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR. EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON. MY INTENTIONS ARE NOT MALICIOUS. Kevin: IT'S SPELLED DUGEON. AND MIKE DUGGAN SAID IT'S A FILTHY TRICK TO CONFUSE VOTERS. NOBODY SAID IT WOULD BE EASY. IT'S THE KIND OF THING THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE EXPECTED FROM TOM BARROW BUT IT'S VERY DISAPPOINTING TO SEE IT COMING OUT OF THE NAPOLEON CAMPAIGN. Kevin: HE SAYS BENNY NAPOLEON'S PEOPLE WENT OUT TO FIND THE BARER, HOPING WOULD IT COST DUGGAN AT THE POLLS. IT'S HARD TO RESPECT THAT. Kevin: BENNY NAPOLEON CALLS IT RIDICULOUS. IT'S NICE TO KNOW HE'S OBSESS ISSED WITH ME. BUT MIKE, I'M NOT THINKING ABOUT YOU. Kevin: THE NEW CANDIDATE MIKE DUGEON CLAIMS NO ONE PUT HIM UP TO IT AND THAT A REPORTER SUGGESTED IT AS A JOKE AND NOW HE WANTS TO WIN. WHO PRESENTED THE IDEA TO YOU? A NEWS REPORTER. I'LL KEEP IT AT THAT. Kevin: IT WASN'T A CANDIDATE, HUH? NO, NOT AT ALL. Kevin: SOMEONE IN THE MEDIA SAID IT WOULD AND GOOD IDEA? INITIALLY, GAVE ME THE IDEA. THEY DIDN'T PRESS ME TO DO IT. THEY THREW IT OUT THERE AND TOLD ME MY OPTIONS AND I SAID, WHY NOT? Kevin: MIKE DUGGAN SAID IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT WAS A NEWS REPORTER OR ONE OF THE OTHER CANDIDATES. HIS GOAL IS THE SAME, TO GET HIS SUPPORTERS TO GO OUT AND VOTE AND SPELL HIS NAME CORRECTLY. EVERY LETTER HAS TO BE EXACT. IT WILL BE A CONFUSING ELECTION NIGHT IN DETROIT. Devin: THE BIG QUESTION IS WHETHER DUGEON IS A LEGITIMATE CANDIDATE IN THE EYES OF THE DETROIT CLERK'S OFFICE. Kevin: HE STILL HAS TO BE CERTIFIED. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LIVE IN DETROIT FOR OVER A YEAR. HE'S LIVED IN DETROIT HIS WHOLE LIFE AND BE A REGISTERED VOTER FOR AT LEAST A YEAR. HE HAS BEEN. THEY WILL LOOK AT THE OTHER CANDIDATES WHO WILL LOOK AT THAT TOO.

Dugeon says a reporter suggested he run for Detroit mayor. It started as a joke, but now he's taking it seriously.

He says he is not doing this to affect Duggan's campaign in any way.

"Not at all. I have no quarrel with Mike Duggan. I don't know him and I have nothing against him," he said. "But when this opportunity was presented to me, I figured why not?"

Mike Duggan says it's a filthy trick to confuse voters

Duggan believes Dugeon's campaign is being backed by fellow candidate Benny Napoleon.

"Nobody said it was gonna be easy. It's the kind of thing that you might have expected from Tom Barrow but it's very disappointing to see it coming out of the Napoleon campaign," Duggan said.

He says Napoleon's people went out and found Dugeon, hoping a campaign would cost Duggan at the polls.

"When Benny Napoleon does it he does it in a sneaky way hiding his hand. It's really hard to respect that," said Duggan.

Napoleon says those allegations are ridiculous.

"It's nice to know that he's kind of obsessed with me. Every time something happens he blames it on me, but quite frankly, Mike, I'm not thinking about you," said Napoleon.

Mike Dugeon's campaign logo is similar to Mike Duggan's.