Mike Duggan elected the next mayor of the city of Detroit. Check out all the results from yesterday’s election.
This week on MiWeek, the panel devotes the entire show to interviewing Detroit’s mayoral candidates. What are the candidates’ plans for the City? How will they move past the pending bankruptcy? Tune in to learn more about these candidates and their policies. Tonight at 7:30 p.m. on WTVS-Detroit Public Television.
In an effort to empower the citizens of Detroit in the City’s first Council by district election in nearly 100 years, MiVote has produced eight debates featuring all 18 candidates for City Council.
With the City facing bankruptcy and a new process for electing City Council members, it is important that voters make an informed decision on Election Day. This MiVote initiative was designed to be a resource for voters in Detroit by providing information on the candidates running in their district and the major issues facing the community.
Journalists Vickie Thomas of WWJ Radio (950 AM) and Jerome Vaughn of WDET Radio (101.9 FM) moderate the sessions. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th.
Mike Duggan is a product of the late Ed McNamara’s political machine, the same one that gave us Jennifer Granholm. He has a tough-guy image. And plenty of supporters say that’s what the city needs at the moment.
Benny Napoleon has government chops, as well. He has run the Detroit Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff’s office. He’s already talking about running against the “fat cats” whom, he says, will ignore the city’s neighborhoods.
This isn’t going to be pretty. But the real issues facing this city and this region are about to be placed on the table and debated—at length, and in the most stark way imaginable.
In the wake of Detroit’s bankruptcy filing, the city’s August 6 primary election becomes more important than ever. MIVOTE is making a major effort to inform voters on the choices they face. We’re inviting all mayoral, City Council, Clerk and Police Commission candidates to talk about how they see the job of city government — both during the Emergency Financial Manager era, and after.
The interviews took place at the University of Michigan’s Detroit Center, at Orchestra Place the week of July 22. We posted the available videos, along with candidate contact information, so voters will have better informational tools as they go to the polls.
View the candidates
Candidates listed alphabetically by District. Don’t know your district? Find out here >
|Wanda Jan Hillfirstname.lastname@example.org||(313) 837-2937||Learn More|
|James Tateemail@example.com||(313) 838-3522||Learn More|
|Richard Bowers Jr.||firstname.lastname@example.org||(313) 366-2324||Learn More|
|George Cushingberry Jr.||email@example.com||(313) 384-7420||Learn More|
|Francine Adams||Email Francine||(313) 407-9577||Learn More|
|Scott Bensonfirstname.lastname@example.org||(313) 492-9143||Learn More|
|Bettie Cook-Scott||(313) 881-8933||Learn More|
|Andre Spiveyemail@example.com||(313) 640-5776||Learn More|
|Adam Hollierfirstname.lastname@example.org||(313) 418-0159||Learn More|
|Mary Sheffieldemail@example.com||(313) 399-5013||Learn More|
|Raquel Castaneda-Lopezfirstname.lastname@example.org||(313) 444-6088||Learn More|
|William I. Robinsonemail@example.com||(313) 739-5093||Learn More|
|John Bennettfirstname.lastname@example.org||(313) 729-1182||Learn More|
|Gabriel Lelandemail@example.com||(313) 999-1422||Learn More|
|David Bullockfirstname.lastname@example.org||(313) 917-3115||Learn More|
|Saunteel Jenkinsemail@example.com||(313) 378-6353||Learn More|
|Brenda Jonesfirstname.lastname@example.org||(313) 861-1325||Learn More|
|Roy McCalisteremail@example.com||(313) 434-4806||Learn More|
|D.Etta Wilcoxsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||(313)633-4139||Learn More|
|Janice M. Winfreyemail@example.com||(313) 646-1975||Learn More|
|Police Commissioner: 4th District|
|Willie Bellfirstname.lastname@example.org||(313) 885-2148|
|Henry L. Williams Jr.||email@example.com||(313) 629-5053||Learn More|
|Police Commissioner: 5th District|
|Willie Burtonfirstname.lastname@example.org||(313) 826-2434|
|Jamie S. Fieldsemail@example.com||(313) 570-3906|