Detroit's primary election 2 days away

Voters to choose between 16 candidates vying for slot as mayor of Detroit

By Will Jones - Reporter

DETROIT - Just two days before the primary, the mayoral candidates are making their final push.

More than a dozen people are vying to be the next mayor of Detroit.

The Sunday before election day candidates took their campaigns to the pulpits.

Mayoral Candidate Benny Napoleon made a stop at Fellowship Chapel and Mike Duggan greeted voters at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

It's a crowded field of candidates in the race to be mayor. Voters will have to choose between 16 candidates.

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And as the primary nears some Detroiters have yet to make up their minds.
"A lot of people don't really know about a lot of the people that's running. I think that's a factor in people voting because you know people are really not getting their name out there," said Detroit resident Creg Johnson. Johnson says he is planning to vote, turnout is expected to be low.

Detroit resident Laverne Campbell says she plans to sit this election out.

"I have not seen any candidates that's worth the change. All I see is someone who is competing for the title, "she said.

Voters know whoever wins will have limited power with the city under the control of an emergency manager.

Despite that resident Terry Schuh believes the mayor's race is too important to ignore, "For the last several years we have not been so lucky with good leadership. I think this is one of the most important that I have been a part of since I've lived in the city."

The top two finishers in the primary will advance to the November election.

The primary election is this Tuesday.

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