|75th Mayor of Detroit|
January 1, 2014
|Preceded by||Dave Bing|
|Detroit Medical Center CEO|
January 2004 – December 2012
|Wayne County, Michigan Prosecutor|
|Preceded by||John O'Hair|
|Succeeded by||Kym Worthy|
|Deputy County Executive of Wayne County, Michigan|
|Born||Michael Edward Duggan
July 15, 1958
|Spouse(s)||(Mary) Lori Maher|
|Education||University of Michigan|
Michael Edward "Mike" Duggan (born July 15, 1958) is an American attorney, prosecutor, and businessman, currently serving as mayor of Detroit, Michigan. He was elected mayor in 2013, receiving national attention in part because he is the first white mayor of the majority-black city since Roman Gribbs' tenure in the early 1970s. He received 52% of the primary vote as a write-in candidate, then 55% of the vote in the mayoral run-off in November 2013.
Duggan graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School. He received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1980, and a J.D. degree from its law school in 1983. A Democrat, Duggan was an appointed and elected official in Wayne County, Michigan beginning in 1986 as Wayne County's assistant corporation counsel. He was deputy County Executive from 1987 to 2001 under Edward H. McNamara and was elected prosecutor in 2000.
Beginning in 2004, Duggan was president and CEO of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). He was in this position when the formerly nonprofit DMC was sold to publicly traded Vanguard Health Systems in 2010.
He resigned his position at the DMC in 2012 and moved from the suburb of Livonia to the city of Detroit, to run for the office of mayor. However, he failed to qualify for the ballot because in turning in his petition ahead of the filing deadline, it became a filing less than a year after establishing residency in the city; if he had waited two more weeks to file, which was still in time for the filing deadline, he would have qualified. He mounted a write-in campaign, receiving enough votes in the August primary election for his name to be placed on the ballot for the general election in November, along with second-place finisher Benny Napoleon.
Detroit mayoral victory
Duggan is the first white mayor of the majority-black city of Detroit since Roman Gribbs, who served from 1970 to 1974. Duggan received 52% of the primary vote as a write-in candidate, then 55% of the vote in the mayoral run-off in November 2013. He ran with the campaign slogan, "Every neighborhood has a future," and on a platform of financial turnaround, crime reduction and economic development.
Duggan is married to Lori Maher, and they have four adult children.
In June 2014, Duggan offended Detroit's fledgling urban farming community by sending Detroit animal control officers to seize goats on a new farm, Idyll Farms Detroit, started by hedge fund manager Mark Spitznagel. Spitznagel's goal was to provide employment to area residents, as well as to clear overgrown city lots. The animals were sent to slaughter and the short-lived goat project ended.
In the fall of 2014, again Duggan enraged urban farming supporters by sending armed police officers and animal control agents to seize goats and chickens from two urban farmers in West Detroit.
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- Neavling, Steve (October 23, 2014). "Detroit officers seize goats, chickens from sobbing homeowner over 'farm' ordinance". Motor City Muckraker. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
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