Detroit Mayor Duggan announces 2021 re-election campaign

Duggan first elected Detroit mayor in 2013

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan holds press conference in March 2020.

DETROIT – Mayor Mike Duggan announced his run for re-election in 2021 on Wednesday.

Duggan has been in office since 2013. He won re-election in 2017, meaning this would be his third term if elected.

  • A news conference took place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. This live stream has now ended.

Wednesday’s speakers included:

  • Bishop Charles Ellis III, Greater Grace Temple
  • Dr. Abdul El-Sayed
  • Incoming Detroit Caucus Chair State Rep. Tanisha Yancey
  • Rufus Bartel, Livernois Business Owner and Entrepreneur
  • Wayne County Executive Warren Evans
  • Reverend Dr. Wendell Anthony, Fellowship Chapel
  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer
  • More than a half dozen Detroiters, homeowners, entrepreneurs and other city leaders

Before becoming mayor, Duggan served as deputy Wayne County executive, county prosecutor and then president and CEO of the Detroit Medical Center.

Other potential 2021 candidates for Detroit mayor include Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, a Michigan state representative, and state Rep. Shri Thanedar, who ran for Michigan governor in 2018.

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