Sen. Coleman A. Young II plans to run for Congress after John Conyers' retirement

Young announces run for Congress seat left open by Conyers' retirement

Coleman A. Young II announced his plan to run for Congress. (WDIV)
Coleman A. Young II announced his plan to run for Congress. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Sen. Coleman A Young II announced he is planning to run for the Congress seat left open by former Rep. John Conyers, who retired earlier this week.

Young, 35, said he will discuss his planned run Monday at Mario's.

"Senator Young thanks John Conyers for his 53 years of service," political consultant Adolph Mongo said. "He served the people of the city well and is a true champion of social justice and civil rights, but now, people are asking the Senator to run for his seat. It makes sense."

Mongo will manage Young's congressional campaign.

Conyers resigned Tuesday morning amid sexual harassment accusations from multiple former employees.

Young began his political career in 2006, representing District 4 in the Michigan House of Representatives. In 2010, he was elected to represent District 1 in the Senate. He currently sits on the Senate's Appropriations, Insurance and Local Government committees.