Mayor Duggan announces he's running for second four-year term

DETROIT – In an announcement made at a press conference Saturday morning, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has announced that he plans to run for a second four-year term as mayor of Detroit.

The announcement was made at the Samaritan Center during a public event.

The nonpartisan mayoral primary is in August. The top two vote-getters move on to the November general election.

Duggan was elected in 2013 and took office in 2014, succeeding Mayor Dave Bing, who chose not to seek re-election.

Duggan vowed to clean up neighborhoods. He pushed a program that has led to the demolition of more than 10,000 vacant houses.

Billions in debt, Detroit filed for bankruptcy in 2013 under a state-appointed emergency manager. The city exited bankruptcy at the end of 2014.

The city has continued to meet financial and budgetary requirements set out in the bankruptcy.

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