Mike Dugeon

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Mike Dugeon
Personal details
Born (1982-01-20) January 20, 1982 (age 35)
Detroit, Michigan
Political party Democratic Party (United States)
Profession Barber

Michael Thaddeus Dugeon (born January 20, 1982) was a candidate for the 2013 mayoral election in Detroit, Michigan. He entered the race as a write-in candidate.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Dugeon was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and attended Cooley High School. Prior to running for mayor, Dugeon was employed at a barber shop in Detroit.

Political career[edit]

Dugeon entered the mayoral race on July 25, 2013 as a write-in candidate in order to disenfranchise voters who intend to write-in Mike Duggan, a leading candidate in the election for mayor. He has not formally announced a party affiliation, but has posted that he is a Democrat on his campaign page.

Dugeon registered to vote for the first time on July 12, 2012.[3] He has never voted in any election in his life.

He admitted on The Mitch Albom Radio Show (after being confronted) that he is the barber of Benny Napoleon's brother-in-law. Napoleon is running against the leading candidate Mike Duggan.


In an interview with a local news station, Dugeon noted that his platform consists of "free Subway sandwiches, chips and pop for every citizen",[4] and that safety was his "number one priority".[5]

External links[edit]

According to Dugeon, this page was created without his knowledge, and posted online at the same moment he was filing as a write-in candidate.[6] WXYZ TV discovered that the site was posted by Ken Whittaker, a political activist for the Napoleon campaign.[7]

  • The Detroit News blasted Dugeon's move as a "dirty tricks" effort to suppress the legitimate votes of Detroit voters.[8]