Mike Duggan, Coleman Young II to faceoff in fall election

Posted at 8:27 AM, Aug 09, 2017

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will face the son of a former mayor in a fall general election to determine who will lead the city for the next four years.

With about 90 percent of the precincts reporting Tuesday, Duggan led with 68 percent of the vote to 27 percent obtained by State Sen. Coleman Young II.

The next highest vote getter on the ballot was first-time candidate Donna Marie Pitts at nearly 1 percent. Court records in Wayne and Oakland counties show Pitts has multiple felony convictions dating to 1977 for offenses including firearm charges and assault. Five other candidates and write-ins received the remaining votes cast.

Duggan was elected mayor in 2013. He won the primary that year as a write-in candidate.

Coleman A. Young was elected in 1973 as Detroit's first black mayor. He decided not to seek re-election in 1993 and died in 1997.

Duggan is Detroit first white mayor since 1973. The city is more than 80 percent black.